Ryobi electric blower sold at Home Depot recalled due to laceration hazard

MEDIA RELEASE

Name of product:

Ryobi Electric Jet Fan Blowers

Hazard:

The plastic fan inside the blower can break causing the fan blades to be discharged from either end of the blower tube, posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:

One World Technologies at 800-860-4050 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on “Important Recall Notice” for more information.

Units:

About 121,000 (In addition, about 1,900 were sold in Canada and 1,100 in Mexico)

Description:

This recall involves the Ryobi 8amp Electric Jet Fan Blowers with model number RY42102 and a serial number between EU15401D170001 and EU16239N999999. The model and serial numbers are printed on the data label on the bottom of the blower. The blower is black and green with “RYOBI” printed on the side of the blower. “8amp JET FAN” is also printed on the side of the blower.

Incidents/Injuries:

One World has received reports of 10,681 incidents, including 25 reports of minor injuries, such as lacerations to the face, hands and legs from fan blade pieces being discharged from either end of the blower. No property damage has been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric blowers and contact One World Technologies, Inc. for a free replacement.

Sold Exclusively At:

Home Depot stores nationwide, in Canada and Mexico and online at www.homedepot.com from December 2015 through December 2016 for about $40.

Manufacturer(s):

Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Importer(s):

One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Manufactured In:

China

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