CPSC: Leaf and Lawn Vacuums
On 2016-11-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Leaf and Lawn Vacuums due to a potential Fire and Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2014 for about $1300 to $2200.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Country Home Products Inc. leaf and lawn vacuums recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Vacuum Cleaners/Sweepers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of the tow-behind DR leaf and lawn vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products. Recalled units have a serial number between LLV34601 and LLV39980. The leaf and lawn vacuums are towed behind a riding lawnmower to collect leaves and are tan and black in color with a set of two wheels on each side. The DR logo with "Professional Power Done Right" and "leaf and lawn vacuum" are printed on the side of the vacuum. The serial number is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine.
|Premier||LLV34601 through LLV39980||200||Electric start using the R225 engine|
|Pro||321||Both manual starts and electric starts using the R300 engine|
|Pro-XL||321||Both manual starts and electric starts versions using the R390 engine|
These items were sold new+ at Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized dealers nationwide, including Tractor Supply Company, from August 2014 through September 2015 for between $1,300 and $2,200.
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 leaf and lawn vacuums and contact Country Home Products to receive a free repair kit that contains a replacement muffler and instructions for completing the repair. Consumers unable to install the repair kit should contact the firm for information on authorized dealers who can install the free repair. Country Home Products is contacting all purchasers directly.
Country Home Products toll-free at 877-220-0691 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.DRPower.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 20 reports of the vacuums becoming hot to the touch, melting or 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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