Ryobi 8amp Jet Fan Blower recalled
Faulty fans can eject blades out either end of blower tube
A recall was issued Thursday for a Ryobi electric blower due to faulty fans that can discharge and potentially cut users.
The Ryobi Electric Jet Fan Blower, made by One World Technologies has been recalled due to a plastic fan inside the blower that can break, causing the fan blades to shoot out of either end of the blower tube.
The blowers were sold exclusively at The Home Depot nationwide, in Canada, Mexico and online from December 2015 through December 2016.
The recall involves the Ryobi 8amp Electric Jet Fan Blower with model number RY42102 and a serial between EU15401D170001 and EU16239N999999. The model and serial numbers are printed on the data label on the bottom of the blower. The blower is black and green with “RYOBI” and “8amp JET FAN” printed on the side.
One World Technologies said they received reports of 10,681 incidents, Including 25 reports of minor injuries to the face, hands and legs from ejected fan blade pieces.
Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the blowers and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement.
Contact One World Technologies Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1-800-860-4050.
Consumers can go to www.ryobitools.com and click “important recall notice” for more information.
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