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One World Technologies Recalls Snow Blowers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

  • Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blower
  • Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blower
  • Data Plate located on the back of the Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blower
Name of Product:
Snow blowers
Hazard:

The snow blowers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 26, 2016
Units:
About 300 (in addition, about 370 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

One World Technologies at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on "Important Safety Notice" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers. Item number RY40802 is printed on the data label on the back of the blowers. The snow blowers are black and green with two LED lights located on the front of the unit and are approximately 22 inches wide by 43 inches tall. “RYOBI” is printed on the front of the snow blowers. The models included in this recall are RY40802, RY40802A and RY40822. The model numbers are printed on the packaging. “40 V” is printed on each side of the snow blowers.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow blowers and return them to One World Technologies for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

One World has received two reports of snow blowers overheating during or immediately after use. Of the two reports, one consumer reported seeing flames which were immediately extinguished. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Online at www.homedepot.com from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $280 (unit only) and $350 (part of a kit which contains a Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blower, a Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Battery, and a Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Battery Charger).

Manufacturer(s):

Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Recall number:
16-151
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