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: Consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately and contact Remington for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Remington toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Remington-Electric-Leaf-Blowers-Recalled-by-MTD.
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.
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