Homelite Consumer Products of Anderson, SC, is recalling more than 253,000 Homelite electric blower vacuums.
Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250. Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing.
The blower vacuums are red and black. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.
The vacuums, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from February 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact Homelite for a free replacement blower vacuum.
Consumers may contact Homelite Consumer Products at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.