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Homelite blower vacuums recalled over reports of overheating and fires

Posted on April 21, 2015 4:25 pm under Product Liability

Approximately 823,000 units of Homelite 12 amp electric blower vacuums are being recalled by Homelite Consumer Products Inc. after reports that the units might spark, overheat, and burn, creating a significant fire hazard, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on April 16.

The company has already received 1,369 reports of units sparking, smoking, or catching fire, including an injury report. Affected products bear model numbers UT42120, UT42120A and UT42121 printed on a label at the left portion of the motor housing. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” can be seen on the plastic blower tube and on the side of the motor housing. Affected products were made available at different stores nationwide and at www.homedepot.com from January 2010 to March 2015.

Affected consumers are asked to return the products to any Direct Tools Factory Outlet or Home Depot store to get a full refund.

Burns and fires caused by a defective product might result in serious injuries and expensive medical costs. If you are considering filing a legal claim against a negligent manufacturer that has caused you harm, consult with our Appleton-based product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.