Defective products for the home bring up concerns on a weekly basis throughout the country. West Virginia residents may want to take note of a recent recall regarding a lawn maintenance product that they may have recently purchased for the upcoming summer. Together, Homeline and OWT Industries have recalled over one million electric leaf blowers due to the blowers being defective household products.
Homeline has recalled over 800,000 12 amp leaf blowers across the country. The recall comes after nearly 1,400 incident reports of the blowers sparking, smoking, arcing or burning. There has even been one report of a consumer injury. The recalled blowers are black and red with model numbers UT42120A, UT42120 and UT42121.
OWT Industries has recalled 225,000 of its 12 amp Expert Gardner leaf blowers. The recall comes after more than two dozen reports of the blowers smoking, arcing or burning. At this time, OWT Industries has not received any reports of injuries. The affected leaf blowers are black and green and have model numbers 20254 with the following letters EG, EGA, EGB, EGBC, and EGC, as well as 21254EG.
Many homeowners will look to purchase household goods, such as leaf blowers, with a well-known brand name or at the higher end of the price bracket. However, this doesn’t always mean that the product is going to be safe and effective. Defective household products come in all shapes, sizes, brands and prices. However, West Virginia individuals who have been injured by a defective product may have the opportunity to recover financial compensation for the harm that was caused by the product.
Source: texomashomepage.com, “More Than 1 Million Electric Blower Vacuums Recalled Due to Fire Risk“, April 16, 2015