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MTD recalls Troy-Bilt, Remington electric leaf blowers due to laceration hazard




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Recall Date: April 22, 2014
Recall Number: 14-151
Troy-Bilt Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers

Hazard: The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Troy-Bilt toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.troybilt.com and click on Recalls under the Owner’s Center tab for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Troy-Bilt-Electric-Leaf-Blowers-Recalled-by-MTD/

Recall Details

Units: About 134,000
Description: This recall involves Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers with model TB180B, item number 41BA180G966 and serial numbers ranging from S1D111XK0001 through S1F152XK2008. They were manufactured between April 11, 2011 and June 15, 2012. The third through sixth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The third character is the month, for example D for April, E for May and F for June. The fourth and fifth characters are the day of the month. The sixth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture. Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are red. Troy-Bilt and TB180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.

Incidents/Injuries: MTD has received 17 incident reports, including 12 injuries that resulted in lacerations requiring stitches, cuts and bruises.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately. Lowe’s customers should return them to Lowe’s for a free replacement. Consumers who bought their blowers online at www.troybilt.com should contact Troy-Bilt for a free replacement.
Sold at: Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at www.troybilt.com from May 2011 through November 2013 for about $34.

Importer: MTD Southwest Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.

Manufacturer: KingClean Electric Co., Ltd., of China

Manufactured in: China
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Recall Date: April 22, 2014
Recall Number: 14-152
Remington Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Remington electric leaf blowers

Hazard: The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Remington toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Remington-Electric-Leaf-Blowers-Recalled-by-MTD/

Recall Details

Units: About 24,000

Description: This recall involves Remington electric leaf blowers with model RM180B, item number 41AA180G983 and serial numbers ranging from S1E131XK0001 through S1E162XK2008. They were manufactured between May 13, 2011 and May 16, 2012. The third through sixth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The third character is the month, for example D for April, E for May and F for June. The fourth and fifth characters are the day of the month. The sixth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture. Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are black. Remington, Mighty Sweep and RM180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.

Incidents/Injuries: One incident has been reported by MTD and that incident resulted in cuts and bruises.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately and contact Remington for a free replacement.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide and online at mtdproducts.com from May 2011 through December 2013 for between $30 and $40.

Importer: MTD Southwest Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.

Manufacturer: KingClean Electric Co., Ltd., of China

Manufactured in: China
 
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