More than 550,000 units are affected in this recall

BLACK+DECKER Electric 3-in-1 / BLACK+DECKER Recalls Electric Blower/Vacuum/Mulchers Due to Laceration Hazard
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September 13, 2016

BLACK+DECKER has issued a recall on more than 550,000 of its 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers.

The fan cover can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

To date, BLACK+DECKER has received four reports of the fan covers unexpectedly coming off and consumers receiving finger lacerations from contact with the fan.

The affected products have model numbers of BV5600, BV6000, and BV6600. The model number and Type 1 are printed on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing.

They are orange with black accents, a black fan cover, and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube and a reusable collection bag. Model BV6600 also has a rake attachment.

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact BLACK+DECKER for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover.

Consumers with any questions regarding this recall can contact BLACK+DECKER toll-free at (866) 937-9805.