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Consumer Alert: Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums Recalled for Laceration Risk

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The manufacturer of a popular outdoor leaf blower/vacuum is recalling the popular lawn machine because of a laceration hazard, the Consumer Prodcuts Safety Commission has announced.

Consumers using the Homelite electric blower vacuum combination should stop using the product, because objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, causing the plastic to fragment into sharp, dangerous points.

The affected Homelite products were sold exclusively at Home Depot between February 2012 and December 2012.

This recall involves Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250.

Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing. The blower vacuums are red and black. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.

Although the Consumer Products Safety Commission has not reported any injuries, Sheller, P.C. is investigating potential injuries and claims related to the Homelite vacuum/blower. If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury caused by a Homelite vacuum/blower, call the attorneys at Sheller, P.C. at (800) 883-2299 to discuss your legal rights.