One World Technologies Recalls Snow Blowers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

This recall involves Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blowers. Item number RY40802 is printed on the data label on the back of the blowers. The snow blowers are black and green with two LED lights located on the front of the unit and are approximately 22 inches wide by 43 inches tall. “RYOBI” is printed on the front of the snow blowers. The models included in this recall are RY40802, RY40802A and RY40822. The model numbers are printed on the packaging. “40 V” is printed on each side of the snow blowers. 

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The snow blowers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.
  • Remedy
    Refund
  • Incidents
    One World has received two reports of snow blowers overheating during or immediately after use. Of the two reports, one consumer reported seeing flames which were immediately extinguished. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow blowers and return them to One World Technologies for a full refund.
  • Sold At
    Online at www.homedepot.com from November 2015 through February 2016 for about $280 (unit only) and $350 (part of a kit which contains a Ryobi 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blower, a Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Battery, and a Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium Ion Battery Charger). 
 
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