WASHINGTON, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Positec-Tool-Recalls-Worx-Brand-Blower-Vacs/
Name of Product: Worx electric blower/vacs
Hazard: The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower/vacs could be reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement or full refund.
Consumer Contact: Positec toll-free at (866) 955-4579 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at http://www.worx.com and click on Product Recall Information in the News and Press section at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 24,300 and 370 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Worx brand electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs are black, measure 11 inches high by 19.5 inches long and have the "Worx" logo printed on the side of the motor housing. The model and serial numbers are printed on the opposite side of the motor housing. Model number WG507 and a serial number in one of the following ranges are included in this recall.
Serial number ranges
201418000134 through 201418018263
201418018268 through 201418021382
201511000379 through 201511001397
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Menards and Walmart stores nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for about $40.
Importer: Positec Tool Corp., of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53880r-eng.php
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission