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Blower Vacuums Recalled Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Two different models of blower vacuums are being recalled due to fire and burn hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    About 823,000 Homelite electric blower vacuums, used by consumers to clean up leaves, are being recalled. They were sold at Home Depot and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores.

    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.

    More than 1,300 people have reported the device sparking, arcing, smoking or burning. There is one report of a minor injury.

    Consumers should stop using the blower vacuum and return to the store for a full refund.

    About 225,000 Expert Gardener electric blower vacuums, used by consumers to clean up leaves, are being recalled. They were sold exclusively at Walmart.

    This recall involves Expert Gardener 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers 20254EG, 20254EGA, 20254EGB, 20254EGBC, 20254EGC and 21254EG. Model numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. “Expert Gardener” and “Blower Vac 2 Speed Quiet 150 MPH Powerful 220 MPH” are printed on the side of the green motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.

    There have been 16 reports of the blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning. No injuries have been reported.

    Customers should return it to Walmart for a full refund.