Positec Tool Recalls Worx Brand Blower/Vacs Due to Shock Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 25, 2015

  • Recalled Worx brand blower/vac
    Recalled Worx brand blower/vac

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Worx electric blower/vacs

Hazard:  The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower/vacs could be reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Positec toll-free at (866) 955-4579 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at http://www.worx.com and click on Product Recall Information in the News and Press section at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

In conjunction with

Units:  About 24,300 and 370 in Canada

Description:  This recall involves Worx brand electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs are black, measure 11 inches high by 19.5 inches long and have the “Worx” logo printed on the side of the motor housing. The model and serial numbers are printed on the opposite side of the motor housing. Model number WG507 and a serial number in one of the following ranges are included in this recall.

Model Number

Serial number ranges

WG507

201418000134 through 201418018263

201418018268 through 201418021382

201511000379 through 201511001397

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement or full refund.

Sold at:  Menards and Walmart stores nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for about $40.

Importer(s):  Positec Tool Corp., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help 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 40 years.

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Source: cpsc.gov