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DR Power Equipment recalls walk behind leaf blowers

The blades inside the leaf blower can break off and discharge from the unit

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DR Power Equipment of South Burlington, Vt., is recalling about 100 walk behind leaf blowers.

The blades inside the leaf blower can break off and discharge from the unit, posing a projectile hazard to the user or bystanders.

The firm has received eight reports of the blades breaking and discharging from the blowers. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves DR Walk Behind Leaf Blowers, including DR PREMIER 1200, DR PRO 2000 and DR PRO 2000SP.

The blowers are three-wheeled walk behind blowers with an orange circular metal face with a black center with “DR” printed on the front.

The model number is printed on the front left side of the main impeller housing and on the serial number label located on the back right side of the main impeller housing.

Only the following models are included in the recall: 

 

                        Product name                               Model Number

DR PREMIER 1200 Walk Behind Leaf Blower

WB13010DMN

DR PRO 2000 Walk Behind Leaf Blower

WB15020DMN

DR PRO 2000 Walk Behind Leaf Blower

WB15020DEN

DR PRO 2000SP Walk Behind Leaf Blower

WB17020DEN

The leaf blowers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at authorized DR Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online at www.drpower.com from September 2019, through November 2019, for between $800 and $1,700.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf blowers and contact the firm for instructions to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact DR Power Equipment at (800) 687-6575 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at https://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/contact or online at www.drpower.com and click “Product Recalls” at the bottom of page for more information.

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