Name of Product: Homelite electric blower vacuums
Hazard: The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and return them to any Home Depot or Direct Tools Factory Outlet store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Homelite Consumer Products at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homelite.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.
Units: About 823,000 in the United States and 41,000 in Canada. (Models UT42120 and UT42120A of this product were previously recalled in February 2013.)
Description: This recall involves Homelite 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers UT42120, UT42120A and UT42121. Model 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Homelite has received 1,369 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning, including one report of minor injury.
Sold at: Home Depot and Direct Tools Factory Outlets stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from January 2010 through March 2015 for about $40.
Importer: Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd. and Cixi City Best Power Tools Co., Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China