Troy-Bilt toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.troybilt.com and click on Recalls under the Owner's Center tab for more information.
This recall involves Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers with model TB180B, item number 41BA180G966 and serial numbers ranging from S1D111XK0001 through S1F152XK2008. They were manufactured between April 11, 2011 and June 15, 2012. The third through sixth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The third character is the month, for example D for April, E for May and F for June. The fourth and fifth characters are the day of the month. The sixth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture. Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are red. Troy-Bilt and TB180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.
Consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately. Lowe's customers should return them to Lowe's for a free replacement. Consumers who bought their blowers online at www.troybilt.com should contact Troy-Bilt for a free replacement.
MTD has received 17 incident reports, including 12 injuries that resulted in lacerations requiring stitches, cuts and bruises.
Lowe's stores nationwide and online at www.troybilt.com from May 2011 through November 2013 for about $34.
MTD Southwest Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.