Craftsman is recalling two models of blower/vacs because their motors can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards. One injury has been reported, as well as seven reports of the blower/vacs catching fire.
The recall includes 74,000 Craftsman brand 12 amp electric blower/vacs. They were sold at ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Sears stores nationwide and online from January 2013 through October 2015 for between $50 and $100. The recalled blower/vacs are 34 inches long and have a red motor housing and a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle. Model numbers 138.74898 and 138.74899 are being recalled. The model number, serial number, “Craftsman” and “AC BLOWER / VAC” are printed on the side of the motor housing.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and contact the Craftsman brand hotline at 888-266-7096 for a full refund.
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