One World Technologies, Inc. recalls RYOBI® 8-Amp Jet Fan Leaf Blower

Starting date:
March 2, 2017
Posting date:
March 2, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-61824

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and One World Technologies, Inc.

Affected products

RYOBI® 8-Amp Jet Fan Leaf Blower

Product description

This recall involves the RYOBI® 8-Amp Jet Fan Leaf Blower model RY42102.  The model number is printed on the data plate on the bottom of the product.

Hazard identified

The plastic fan inside the blower can break causing the fan blades to be discharged from either end of the blower tube, posing a laceration hazard.

As of January 31, 2017  neither Health Canada nor One World Technolgies, Inc. has received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

In the United States, One World Technolgies, Inc. has received reports of 10,681 incidents, including 25 reports of minor injuries, such as lacerations to the face, hands and legs from fan blade pieces being discharged from either end of the blower. No property damage has been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 1,900 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 121,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in both Canada and the United States from December 2015 to December 2016 at Home Depot stores and online at www.homedepot.ca and www.homedepot.com.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
One World Technologies, Inc.
Anderson
North Carolina
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd.
Guangdong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf blowers and contact One World Technologies, Inc. to arrange for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact One World Technologies, Inc.  .  by telephone toll free at 1-800-860-4050 from 8am to 8pm ET Monday through Friday or 9am – 6pm ET Saturday and Sunday, or on the company's website.

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.

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.