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Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums (which sells its products exclusively at the Home Depot stores) is recalling about 241,000 of its electric blower vacuums in the US and 13,600 in Canada. The recall is the result of vacuumed objects breaking through the plastic housing of the unit, thus posing a laceration hazard to the user.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: February 21, 2013
Recall number: 13-122
Name of product: Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums
Hazard: Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact Homelite for a free replacement blower vacuum.
Units: About 241,000 in the United States and 13,600 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250. Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing. The blower vacuums are red and black. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.
Incidents/Injuries: Homelite received one report of an incident with the recalled blower vacuums. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from February 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.
Importer: Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
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