Champion 42 cc Champion Backpack Leaf Blower recalled due to risk of fire hazard

Starting date:
April 28, 2021
Posting date:
April 28, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75473

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Champion 42 cc Backpack Leaf Blower.
  • Issue: In some leaf blowers the plastic engine cover can melt and in rare cases can catch on fire.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack leaf blower.

Affected products

Champion 42 cc Backpack Leaf Blower Model # 100735

Product description

The recall involves the Champion 42 cc Backpack Leaf Blower Model #100735 sold at Canadian Tire between January 2019 to March 2021. 

Serial Number range: 191105721 – 200702728

UPC 817198022697

Canadian Tire SKU# 060-0758-4

Hazard identified

In some leaf blowers the plastic engine cover can melt and in rare cases could catch on fire. Can cause bodily injury during use.

As of April 16, 2021 Champion has received 4 reports of incidents in Canada. None of these incidents involves personal injury.

Number sold

Approximately 1,485 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2019 to March 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States

Companies

Distributor
Champion Power Equipment
12039 Smith Ave.
Santa Fe Springs
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Champion Power Equipment
12039 Smith Ave.
Santa Fe Springs
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected Backpack Leaf Blower and contact Champion Technical Support Team.

For more information, consumers can contact Champion Technical Support Team at (888) 648-1056 or by email: recall@cpeauto.com.

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 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.