More Than 250,000 Electric Blower Vacuums Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
Homelite has announced a recall of more than 250,000 Electric Blower Vacuums sold exclusively at Home Depot.
Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250.
Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing.
The blower vacuums are red and black. 'Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH' is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.
The recalled Electric Blower Vacuums were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from February 2012 through December 2012.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact Homelite at 800-597-9624 for a free replacement blower vacuum.