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BLACK+DECKER™ Recalls Electric Blower/Vacuum/Mulchers Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Recalled BLACK+DECKER blower/vacuum/mulcher model BV5600
  • Locations of model number and type number
  • Recalled fan cover
  • Replacement fan cover
  • Packaging for the BLACK+DECKER model BV5600
Name of Product:
Electric blower/vacuum/mulchers
Hazard:

The fan cover of the electric blower/vacuum/mulchers can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
September 13, 2016
Units:
About 560,000 (in addition, about 20,000 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

BLACK+DECKER toll-free at 866-937-9805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.blackanddecker.com and click on Safety Recalls for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@sbdinc.com.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. The model number and “Type 1” are printed on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing. Only “Type 1” blower/vacuum/mulchers are included in this recall. They are orange with black accents, a black fan cover and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube and a reusable collection bag. Model BV6600 also has a rake attachment.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact BLACK+DECKER for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover.

Incidents/Injuries:

BLACK+DECKER has received four reports of the fan covers unexpectedly coming off and consumers receiving finger lacerations from contact with the fan.

Sold At

Lowes and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from May 2013 through September 2016 for between $70 and $90.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

BLACK+DECKER (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md.

Distributor(s):

BLACK+DECKER (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md.

Recall number:
16-261
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