Greenworks Tools Recalls Blower/Vacuum Due to Fire Hazard

Greenworks Tools Recalls Blower/Vacuum Due to Fire Hazard
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July 22, 2015

Your list of available excuses to avoid doing yard work just got a little bit longer.

Greenworks Tools, of Mooresville, NC, is issuing a recall for its 12 amp electric combination blower/vacuum due to its tendency to overheat, causing a fire and burn hazard. The blower/vacs have a green motor housing and a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle.

The pieces of equipment measure 12 inches high and 34 inches long. Recalled blower/vacs have model number 24022 with a serial number between GWS0350001 through GWS2280500 or model number 24072 with a serial number between GWR1310001 through GWS2281100.

The recall covers about 14,000 blower/vacs. Three reports of fire have been recorded, but there have been no injuries. Consumers should immediately stop using the equipment and contact Sunrise Global Marketing for a full refund.

Greenworks blower/vacs are sold at Menards, Magic Mart, and Mowtown stores nationwide, and through several websites. The product was sold between February 2012 and June 2015 for between $30 and $70.

Customers with questions can contact Greenworks at (888) 909-6757.