Ryobi Snow Blower Recall [US & Canada]

Canada FlagUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Ryobi Snow Blower Recall [US & Canada]One World Technologies recalls an estimated 670 Ryobi Brushless Snow Blowers due to overheating and consequential fire and burn hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ly1v300Cv1f; HCSC: http://ht.ly/hYXQ300Cv89

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/One-World-Technologies-Recalls-Snow-Blowers/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57814r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers sold exclusively at Home Depot.

The recalled Snow Blowers are black and green with two (2) LED lights located on the front of the unit and measure approximately 22 inches wide by 43 inches tall. The phrase, “Item number RY40802” is printed on the data label on the back of the Blowers and the brand, “RYOBI” is printed on the front of the units.

The models included in this recall are designated RY40802, RY40802A and RY40822. The model numbers are printed on the packaging. “40 V” is printed on each side of the Snow Blowers.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional variations of the recalled Snow Blowers are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, the Snow Blowers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to the operator and those nearby.

One World has received two (2) reports of Snow Blowers overheating during or immediately after use. Of the two reports, one (1) consumer reported seeing flames which were immediately extinguished. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Snow Blowers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to One World Technologies for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact One World Technologies at 1-800-597-9624 from 8:00 AM to 5 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.ryobitools.com and click on the “Important Safety Notice” link for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-151
HCSC ID number: RA-57814
Recalls Direct RIN: 7047-2016
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