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Electric blower vacuums recalled

Homelite's blower vacuum

Two Chinese-made blower vacuums, one sold at Home Depot and the other sold at Walmart, were recalled because they pose laceration hazards.

Homelite Consumer Products and the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission announced the recall of certain Homelite electric blower vacuums.

The products, sold exclusively at Home Depot, posed a laceration hazard, according to the announcement. No injuries were reported, but objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

Homelite is offering consumers a free replacement blower vacuum. About 241,000 products are in the United States and 13,600 in Canada. The made-in-China products were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com from February 2012 through December 2012 for about $40. 

The Manufacturer is Changzhou Globe Tools Co. of China. The company also manufactured a similar product -- also recalled -- sold exclusively at Walmart stores. The Expert Gardener electric blower vacuums also posed a laceration hazard. It was recalled by OWT Industries.


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