Recall: Homelite Vac Attack II Blower
On 2006-01-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Homelite Vac Attack II Blower due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $99.00.
About 2,000 units are involved in this blower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Blowers & Yard Vacs category in 2006.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The blowers are missing the doors covering the vacuum inlet. This exposes the blower's fan blade, posing a risk of finger laceration to the user.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled blower is used outside to blow, vacuum or mulch leaves. Homelite is printed on the top of the blower. The blower is red with a black nozzle, and weighs about 10 lbs. Model number UT08542 or UT08542A is printed on the operator's manual. Only blowers missing the black cover over the fan are included in the recall. Homelite and Vac Attack II are written on the fan cover. A bag connects to the blower to collect the leaves or mulch.
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2005 for about $99.
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 stop using these blowers immediately and return them to a Home Depot store for a new blower or a full refund.
Contact Homelite toll-free at (800)242-4672 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.homelite.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No incidents or 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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