The Craftsman Brand Recalls Blower/Vacs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

This recall involves two models of Craftsman 12 amp electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs have a red motor housing and a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle, and measure 12 inches high by 34 inches long. Blower/vacs with model number 138.74898 or 138.74899 are being recalled. Model 138.74898 has a variable speed switch and a serial number between SES0100001 and SES1951280.  Model 138.74899 has a two-speed switch and a serial number between SER3561101 and SES2141280. The model number, serial number, “Craftsman” and “AC BLOWER / VAC” are printed on the side of the motor housing.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The blower/vac’s motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
  • Remedy
  • Incidents
    Seven reports of the blower/vacs catching fire have been received. One injury has been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and contact the Craftsman brand hotline for a full refund.
  • Sold At
    ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Sears stores nationwide and online from January 2013 through October 2015 for between $50 and $100.
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