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Consumer product recall

Homelite Consumer Products Inc. recalls Electric Blower / Vacuum

Starting date:
April 16, 2015
Posting date:
April 16, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Homelite Consumer Products, Inc.

Affected products

Homelite 12 amp Electric Blower/Vacuum

Product description

This recall involves the Homelite 12 amp electric blower/vacuum. The recalled products are red and black in colour. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.

The following model numbers are included in this recall:
Model Number UPC Certification
UT42120 046396552105 CSA Certification Number 218549
UT42120A 046396005397 CSA Certification Number 218549
UT42121 046396005397 UL Certification number E255524

The model numbers can be found on a label on the left side of the red motor housing.

Note that the Homelite 12 amp electric blower/vacuum has been recalled previously.

Hazard identified

The Homelite 12 amp electric blower/vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor Homelite Consumer Products Inc has received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

In the United States, Homelite has received 1,369 reports of blower/vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning, including one report of minor injury.

Number sold

Approximately 41,000 units were distributed in Canada and 823,000 units in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada and the United States from January 2010 through March 2015 at Home Depot stores and online.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Changzhou Globe Tools Co., Ltd.
Cixi City Best Power Tools Co., Ltd.
Homelite Consumer Products, Inc.
South Carolina

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and return affected units to their nearest Home Depot retail store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Homelite by telephone at 1-800-597-9624 or visit the Homelite's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.