Country Home Products Recalls Leaf and Lawn Vacuums

Starting date:
January 16, 2017
Posting date:
January 16, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard, Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-61800

Affected products

Leaf and Lawn Vacuums

Product description

This recall involves Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of the tow-behind DR leaf and lawn vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products.  Recalled units have a serial number between LLV34601 and LLV39980.  The leaf and lawn vacuums are towed behind a riding lawnmower to collect leaves and are tan and black in color with a set of two wheels on each side. The DR logo with "Professional Power Done Right" and "leaf and lawn vacuum" are printed on the side of the vacuum. The serial number is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine. 

Leaf and Lawn Vacuums Included in this recall:
Model Engine Serial Number
Premier Electric start using the R225 engine LLV34601 through LLV39980
Pro Both manual starts and electric starts using the R300 engine
Pro-XL Both manual starts and electric starts using the R390 engine

 

Hazard identified

The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

As of January 16, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 37 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada from August 2014 through September 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Country Home Products Inc.
Vergennes
Vermont
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf and lawn vacuums and contact Country Home Products to receive a free repair kit that contains a replacement muffler and instructions for completing the repair. Consumers unable to install the repair kit should contact the firm for information on authorized dealers who can install the free repair. Country Home Products is contacting all purchasers directly.

For more information, consumers may contact Country Home Products toll-free at 1-877-220-0691 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email  or by visiting the firm’s website  and click on “Product Recalls”.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.