Recall: Worx electric blower/vacs
On 2015-06-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Worx electric blower/vacs due to a potential shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2015 for about $40.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Positec Tool electric blower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 3rd 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: (866) 955-4579
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What is the problem?
The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower/vacs could be reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53880r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Menards and Walmart stores nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for about $40.
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 return them to the place of purchase for a replacement or full refund.
Positec toll-free at (866) 955-4579 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.