Thursday, June 25, 2015

Worx Brand Blower/Vacs Recalled Due to Shock Hazard


Positec Tool Recalls Worx Brand Blower/Vacs Due to Shock Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Worx electric blower/vacs
Hazard:
The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower/vacs could be reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact:
Positec toll-free at (866) 955-4579 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email blower@positecgroup.com or online at http://www.worx.com and click on Product Recall Information in the News and Press section at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units
About 24,300 and 370 in Canada
Description
This recall involves Worx brand electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs are black, measure 11 inches high by 19.5 inches long and have the “Worx” logo printed on the side of the motor housing. The model and serial numbers are printed on the opposite side of the motor housing. Model number WG507 and a serial number in one of the following ranges are included in this recall.

Model Number
Serial number ranges

WG507
201418000134 through 201418018263
201418018268 through 201418021382
201511000379 through 201511001397
Incidents/Injuries
None reported
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement or full refund.
Sold at
Menards and Walmart stores nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for about $40.
Importer(s)
Positec Tool Corp., of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufactured in
China