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Safety Alert

GreenWorks Blower/Vacs Recalled by Sunrise Global Marketing Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: GreenWorks blower/vacs

Hazard: The blower/vac's motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: GreenWorks toll free at (888) 909-6757 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on Important Safety Notice for more information.

Units: About 14,000

Description: This recall involves GreenWorks 12 amp electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs have a green motor housing and a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle. They measure 12 inches high and 34 inches long. Recalled blower/vacs have model number 24022 with a serial number between GWS0350001 through GWS2280500 or model number 24072 with a serial number between GWR1310001 through GWS2281100. The model number, serial number, "greenworks" and "ELECTRIC BLOWER/MULCHER WITH BAG" are printed on the side of the motor housing. Model 24022 has a two-speed switch. Model 24072 has a variable speed switch.

Incidents/Injuries: Sunrise Global Marketing has received three reports of the blower/vacs catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and contact Sunrise Global Marketing for a full refund.

Sold at: Menards, Magic Mart and Mowtown stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, atgstores.com, blishmize.com, build.com, chp.com, cpooutlets.com, globalindustrial.com, Greenworktools.com, hayneedle.com, homedepot.com, johnelandis.com, Kmart.com, Lowes.com, magicmartstores.com, maxtools.com, Menards.com, mowtownusa.com, overstock.com, powerequipmentdirect.com, reisshardware.com, samsclub.com, scotsco.com, Sears.com, seventhavenue.com, smithssc.com, Target.com, thehardwarecity.com, unbeatablesale.com,Walmart.com, wayfair.com and 123greetings.com from February 2012 through June 2015 for between $30 and $70.

Importer: Sunrise Global Marketing LLC, of Mooresville, N.C., owns the GreenWorks brand

Manufactured in: China