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Positec Tool Corporation recalls Worx 12 Amp Electric Blower / Vacuum

Starting date:
June 24, 2015
Posting date:
June 24, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Electrical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53880

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Positec Tool Corporation

Affected products

Worx 12 Amp Electric Blower / Vacuum

Product description

This Recall involves the Worx 12 Amp Electric blower / vacuum. The recalled products are black in colour, measure 28 centimeters (11 inches) by 50 centimeters (19.5 inches) and have the “Worx” logo printed on the side of the motor housing.

The following model number and serial numbers are included in this recall:
Model Number Serial Number Ranges Certification Authorization Number
WG507 201418008609 through 201418013996 ETL 3025736
201418021386 through 201418023006 ETL 3025736

The model and serial number can be found on a label on the top part of the motor housing on the opposite side of the “Worx” logo and near the unit’s handle.

Hazard identified

The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the affected electric blower / vacuums could be reversed, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor Positec Tool Corporation has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 370 units were distributed at RONA stores in Canada and 24300 units in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected units were sold from January 2015 through May 2015 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
Positec Machinery (China)Co Ltd
Dongwang Road, Loufeng District
Jiangsu
CHINA
Distributor
Positec Tool Corporation
Charlotte
North Carolina
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement or full refund.

For more information consumers can contact Positec Tool Corporation toll-free at 1-866-955-4579 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email or by visiting the company's website and clicking on "Product Recall Information" in the "News & Press" section at the bottom of the homepage.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.