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Homelite Electric Blower/Vacuum
- Starting date:
- February 21, 2013
- Posting date:
- February 21, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint Recall with Homelite Consumer Products, Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)
Homelite Electric Blower/Vacuum Model UT42120
This recall involves the 12 Amp Homelite Electric Blower/Vacuum identified by model number UT42120, UPC number 046396552105 and serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100.
The blower/vacuum is red and black in colour and operates at two speeds. The name “Homelite” is located on the engine motor compartment and on the removable blower tube.
In limited circumstances, some objects ingested during the vacuum mode can break through the plastic blower housing posing a potential laceration hazard to the operator.
Homelite has received one reported incident in the United States of an object damaging the blower housing. There have been no reports of incidents in Canada.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this electric blower.
Approximately 13,648 units of the recalled blowers/vacuums were sold at Home Depot stores in Canada.
Approximately 241,000 units of the recalled blowers/vacuums were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled blowers/vacuums were sold from February 2012 to December 2012 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd.
Homelite Consumer Products Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the blower/vacuum and contact Homelite customer service to obtain a free replacement blower/vacuum incorporating a new blower housing design.
For more information, consumers can contact Homelite by telephone at 1-800-597-9624 or visit the firm’s website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.