Canada/Ottawa: Country Home Products recalls certain batch/lots of DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuums due to overheating and melting of the device’s the air cleaner cover and consequential fire and burn hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/sVHO3087iBx
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves certain Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of Tow-Behind DR brand Leaf and Lawn Vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products.
- The recalled 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 the phrases, “Professional Power Done Right” and “leaf and lawn vacuum” are printed on the side of each Vacuum. A serial number ranging from LLV34601 to LLV39980 is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine, as follows:
- Premier model with electric-start using the R225 engine
- Pro model with both manual-start and electric-start using the R300 engine
- Pro-XL with both manual-start and electric-start using the R390 engine
Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Leaf and Lawn Vacuums can be found on the Web site above.
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According to Health Canada, the muffler of the recalled Leaf and Lawn Vacuums can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards.
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Leaf and Lawn Vacuums, please do not use them. Instead, kindly and contact Country Home Products to receive a free repair kit that contains a replacement muffler and instructions for completing the repair.
If you feel you are unable to install the repair kit yourself, please contact the firm for information on authorized dealers who can install the free repair. Country Home Products is also contacting all registered owners directly.
If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Country Home Products toll-free at 1-877-220-0691 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.drpower.com/ and click on the “Product Recalls” link. You can also reach the company by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-61800
Recalls Direct RIN: 8145-2017
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Filed under: Burn or scald hazard, Fire or smoke hazard, Health Canada/Santé Canada, Home & Residential | Tagged: burn hazard, Country Home Products, DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuums, fire hazard, HCSC, HCSC ID number: RA-61800, health-canada-sante-canada, Recalls Direct RIN: 8145-2017 |