PhotoBLACK+DECKER (U.S.) of Towson, Md., is recalling about 580,000 BLACK+DECKER electric blower/vacuum/mulchers sold in the U.S. and Canada.


The fan cover can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.


The company has received four reports of the fan covers unexpectedly coming off and consumers receiving finger lacerations from contact with the fan.


This recall involves BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. The model number and “Type 1” are printed on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing. Only “Type 1” blower/vacuum/mulchers are included in this recall.


They are orange with black accents, a black fan cover and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube and a reusable collection bag. Model BV6600 also has a rake attachment.


The blower/vacuum/mulchers, manufactured in China, were sold at Lowes and other stores nationwide and online at and other websites from May 2013, through September 2016, for between $70 and $90.


What to do


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact BLACK+DECKER for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover.


Consumers may contact BLACK+DECKER toll-free at 866-937-9805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, online at and click on Safety Recalls, or by email at



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