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Country Home Products Recalls DR Walk Behind Leaf Blowers Due to Projectile Hazard

  • Recalled DR PREMIER 1200 Walk-Behind Leaf Blower (WB13010DMN)
  • Recalled DR PRO 2000 Walk-Behind Leaf Blower (WB15020DMN) 	   DR PRO 2000 Walk-Behind Leaf Blower (WB15020DEN) 	   DR PRO 2000SP Walk-Behind Leaf Blower (WB17020DEN)
Name of Product:
Leaf blowers
Hazard:

The blades inside the leaf blower can break off and discharge from the unit, posing a  projectile hazard to the user or bystanders.   

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
February 06, 2020
Units:
About 100
Consumer Contact

DR Power Equipment at 800-687-6575 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at https://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/contact or online at www.drpower.com and click “Product Recalls” at the bottom of page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves DR Walk Behind Leaf Blowers, including DR PREMIER 1200, DR PRO 2000 and DR PRO 2000SP.  The blowers are three-wheeled walk behind blowers with an orange circular metal face with a black center with “DR” printed on the front.  The model number is printed on the front left side of the main impeller housing and on the serial number label located on the back right side of the main impeller housing.  Only the following models are included in the recall:  

 

                        Product name                     Model Number

DR PREMIER 1200 Walk Behind Leaf Blower WB13010DMN
DR PRO 2000 Walk Behind Leaf Blower WB15020DMN
DR PRO 2000 Walk Behind Leaf Blower WB15020DEN
DR PRO 2000SP Walk Behind Leaf Blower WB17020DEN

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf blowers and contact the firm for instructions to receive a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received eight reports of the blades breaking and discharging from the blowers.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Authorized DR Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online at www.drpower.com from September 2019 through November 2019 for between $800 and $1,700.

Manufacturer(s):

Country Home Products Inc., d/b/a DR Power Equipment, of South Burlington, Vt.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
20-070
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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