Troy-Bilt electric leaf blower

Troy-Bilt is recalling roughly 134,000 electric leaf blowers. The blower's impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.

This recall involves Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers with model TB180B, item number 41BA180G966, and serial numbers ranging from S1D111XK0001 through S1F152XK2008.

The recalled leaf blowers were manufactured between April 11, 2011 and June 15, 2012. Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are red. 'Troy-Bilt' and 'TB180B' appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.

The company has received 17 incident reports involving the subject electric leaf blowers, including 12 injuries that resulted in lacerations requiring stitches, cuts and bruises.

The recalled Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers were sold at Lowe's Home Improvement stores nationwide and online from May 2011 through November 2013.

Consumers should stop using the recalled leaf blowers. Lowe's customers can return them to Lowe's for a free replacement. Consumers who bought their blowers online should contact Troy-Bilt.

For further information on this recall, contact Troy-Bilt toll-free at 888-848-6038.

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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