Fire risk product recall
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Homelite has recalled 860 000 electric vacuum blowers, used for blowing garden leaves, sold in the USA and Canada, because the equipment can overheat posing fire and burn hazards. A further 225 000 blowers sold at Walmart (OWT Industries blowers) have been recalled because of an overheat risk, leading to sparks and possibly catching fire.
The US CPSC has received reports of blowers smoking, sparking and burning, resulting in user injury.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission CSPC recalls page http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/