Blower/Vacs Prone to Catching Fire Recalled by Craftsman

Blower/Vacs Prone to Catching Fire Recalled by Craftsman
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December 9, 2015

Craftsman is issuing a recall for a piece of equipment that can catch fire and pose a burn hazard to consumers.

The recall involves two models of Craftsman 12 amp electric blower/vacs, model numbers 138.74898 or 138.74899. The blower/vacs have a red motor housing and a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle, and measure 12 inches high by 34 inches long.

Model 138.74898 has a variable speed switch and a serial number between SES0100001 and SES1951280. Model 138.74899 has a two-speed switch and a serial number between SER3561101 and SES2141280. The model number, serial number, Craftsman and AC BLOWER / VAC are printed on the side of the motor housing.

Consumers could purchase these items at ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Sears stores nationwide and online from January 2013 through October 2015 for between $50 and $100.

Craftsman has received seven reports of the blower/vacs catching fire. One injury has been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled items and contact the Craftsman brand hotline for a full refund.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Craftsman at (888) 266-7096.