Stanley Black & Decker recalls Electric Blower/Vacuum/Mulchers

Starting date:
September 13, 2016
Posting date:
September 13, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60126

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Stanley Black & Decker.

Affected products

Black+Decker electric blower/vacuum/mulchers

Product description

This recall involves Black+Decker 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. The model number and "Type 1" are printed on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing. Only "Type 1" blower/vacuum/mulchers are included in this recall. They are orange with black accents, a black fan cover and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube and a reusable collection bag. Model BV6600 also has a rake attachment. The affected products are CSA certified with certification file number 150399.

Hazard identified

The fan cover can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

In Canada, Stanley Black & Decker has received one report of the fan cover unexpectedly coming off with the consumer receiving a finger laceration from contact with the fan.  In the United States, Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. has received three similar reports of incidents with consumers also receiving finger lacerations from contact with the fan.

Number sold

Approximately 20,000 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada and approximately 560,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2013 to September 2016 in Canada and in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Black & Decker Suzhou Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Suzhou Jiang Su
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric blower/vacuum/mulchers and contact Stanley Black & Decker for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover.

For more information, consumers may contact Stanley Black & Decker toll-free at 1-866-937-9805, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST or through the company'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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.