OWT Industries at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.expertgardenertools.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.
This recall involves Expert Gardener 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers 20254EG, 20254EGA, 20254EGB, 20254EGBC, 20254EGC and 21254EG. Model numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. "Expert Gardener" and "Blower Vac 2 Speed Quiet 150 MPH Powerful 220 MPH" are printed on the side of the green motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund.
OWT has received 16 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning. No injuries have been reported.
Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2012 through March 2015 for about $40.
OWT Industries Inc., of Pickens, S.C.