Recall: GreenWorks blower/vacs
On 2015-07-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding GreenWorks blower/vacs due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2012 for about $30 to $70.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Sunrise Global Marketing blower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 4th recall of products in the Blowers & Yard Vacs category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 909-6757
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What is the problem?
The blower/vac's motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves GreenWorks 12 amp electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs have a green motor housing and a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle. They measure 12 inches high and 34 inches long. Recalled blower/vacs have model number 24022 with a serial number between GWS0350001 through GWS2280500 or model number 24072 with a serial number between GWR1310001 through GWS2281100. The model number, serial number, "greenworks" and "ELECTRIC BLOWER/MULCHER WITH BAG" are printed on the side of the motor housing. Model 24022 has a two-speed switch. Model 24072 has a variable speed switch.
These items were sold new+ at Menards, Magic Mart and Mowtown stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, atgstores.com, blishmize.com, build.com, chp.com, cpooutlets.com, globalindustrial.com, Greenworktools.com, hayneedle.com, homedepot.com, johnelandis.com, Kmart.com, Lowes.com, magicmartstores.com, maxtools.com, Menards.com, mowtownusa.com, overstock.com, powerequipmentdirect.com, reisshardware.com, samsclub.com, scotsco.com, Sears.com, seventhavenue.com, smithssc.com, Target.com, thehardwarecity.com, unbeatablesale.com,Walmart.com, wayfair.com and 123greetings.com from February 2012 through June 2015 for between $30 and $70.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and contact Sunrise Global Marketing for a full refund.
GreenWorks toll free at (888) 909-6757 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on Important Safety Notice for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Sunrise Global Marketing has received three reports of the blower/vacs catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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