Electric Blower Vacuums Sold at Walmart Stores Recalled

March 1, 2013

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OWT Industries Inc., of Pickens, S.C. are recalling about 131,500 of its expert gardener electric blower vacuums (manufactured in China and sold Walmart stores nationwide) due to a possible laceration hazard.

Although no injuries have been reported thus far, customers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact OWT Industries Inc. for a free replacement blower vacuum.

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Electric Blower Vacuums Recalled by OWT Industries

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: 13-123

Name of product: Expert Gardener 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 OWT Industries Inc. for a free replacement blower vacuum.

Consumer Contact: OWT Industries Inc.; 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.

Units: About 131,500Description: This recall involves Expert Gardener electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model 20254EG with serial numbers BMP3010001 through BMR3311972, and model 20254EGC with serial numbers EUP3120001 through EUP3630730. Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. “Expert Gardener” and “BlowerVac 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.Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of an incident with the recalled blower vacuums. ┬áNo injuries have been reported.Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.Importer: OWT Industries Inc., of Pickens, S.C.

Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd. and Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in: China

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