Electric Blower Vacuums Recalled by OWT Industries Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–February 21, 2013.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 21, 2013
Recall number: 13-123

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  • Expert Gardener electric blower vacuum attachment

    Expert Gardener electric blower vacuum attachment

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Expert Gardener Electric Blower VacuumsHazard:

Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

 
Consumer Contact:  OWT Industries Inc.; at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.expertgardenertools.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 131,500

Description

This recall involves Expert Gardener electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model 20254EG with serial numbers BMP3010001 through BMR3311972, and model 20254EGC with serial numbers EUP3120001 through EUP3630730. Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. “Expert Gardener” and “BlowerVac 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.

Incidents/Injuries

There has beenone report of an incident with the recalled blower vacuums.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact OWT Industries Inc. for a free replacement blower vacuum.

Sold exclusively at

Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.

Importer

OWT Industries Inc., of Pickens, S.C.

Manufacturer

Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd. and Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in

China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Subscribe/.

Source: cpsc.gov