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Country Home Products Recalls Leaf and Lawn Vacuums 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: Leaf and lawn vacuums

Hazard: The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Country Home Products toll-free at 877-220-0691 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at vacrecall@chp.com or online at www.DRPower.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

Units: About 3,900

Description: This recall involves Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of the tow-behind DR leaf and lawn vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products. Recalled units have a serial number between LLV34601 and LLV39980. The leaf and lawn vacuums are towed behind a riding lawnmower to collect leaves and are tan and black in color with a set of two wheels on each side. The DR logo with "Professional Power Done Right" and "leaf and lawn vacuum" are printed on the side of the vacuum. The serial number is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine.

Model

Serial Number

Gallons

Engine

Premier

 

 

 

LLV34601 through LLV39980

200

Electric start using the R225 engine

Pro

321

Both manual starts and electric starts using the R300 engine

Pro-XL

321

Both manual starts and electric starts versions using the R390 engine

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 20 reports of the vacuums becoming hot to the touch, melting or catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf and lawn vacuums and contact Country Home Products to receive a free repair kit that contains a replacement muffler and instructions for completing the repair. Consumers unable to install the repair kit should contact the firm for information on authorized dealers who can install the free repair. Country Home Products is contacting all purchasers directly.

Sold at: Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized dealers nationwide, including Tractor Supply Company, from August 2014 through September 2015 for between $1,300 and $2,200.

Manufacturer: Country Home Products Inc., of Vergennes, Vt.

Manufactured in: United States