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Recall - Homelite Electric Blower/Vacuum

Web posted on February 22, 2013

Joint Recall with Homelite Consumer Products, Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

This recall involves the 12 Amp Homelite Electric Blower/Vacuum identified by model number UT42120, UPC number 046396552105 and serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100.

The blower/vacuum is red and black in colour and operates at two speeds. The name "Homelite" is located on the engine motor compartment and on the removable blower tube.

In limited circumstances, some objects ingested during the vacuum mode can break through the plastic blower housing posing a potential laceration hazard to the operator.

Consumers should immediately stop using the blower/vacuum and contact Homelite customer service to obtain a free replacement blower/vacuum incorporating a new blower housing design.

Homelite has received one reported incident in the United States of an object damaging the blower housing. There have been no reports of incidents in Canada.

The affected product was manufactured in China by Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. and imported in North America by Homelite Consumer Products Inc., Anderson, United States.

The recalled blowers/vacuums were sold from February 2012 to December 2012 in Canada and the United States. Approximately 13,648 units of the recalled blowers/vacuums were sold at Home Depot stores in Canada. Approximately 241,000 units of the recalled blowers/vacuums were sold in the United States.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this electric blower.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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