About 241,000 Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums in the United States, and 13,600 in Canada, were voluntarily recalled by Cramer LLC, of Kansas City, Mo., in cooperation with the CPSC and Health Canada.
Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
Hazard: Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Homelite received one report of an incident with the recalled blower vacuums. No injuries have been reported.
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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact Homelite for a free replacement blower vacuum.
Sold at: Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from February 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.
Consumer Contact: Homelite Consumer Products; at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homelite.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.