Product Recall: MTD Recalls Over 150,000 Leaf Blowers

What happens when a consumer product fails to meet safety standards? Hopefully the problem is caught before the product is sold to any unsuspecting individuals, but that is not always the case. Thousands of products of all kinds are recalled from store shelves and consumer homes, everyday.

Whether you are a professional landscaper or a family that does their own yard work, you might be interested in hearing about the recent leaf blower recall by importer MTD Southwest, Inc. Manufactured in China, two different brands of MTD’s imported leaf blowers have been recalled from retail store shelves due to a laceration hazard.

Troy-Bilt Electric Leaf Blowers

Seventeen incidents have been reported with the Troy-Bilt electric leaf blower. The risk for laceration can occur after the blower’s impeller breaks and strikes the operator.

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The model that is being recalled is TB180B, item number 41BA180G966 and serial numbers range from S1D111XK0001 through S1F152XK2008. Twelve of the seventeen reports included lacerations that required stitches, cuts, and bruises.

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Remington Electric Leaf Blowers

Only one incident has been reported by consumers for the Remington electric leaf blower, also imported by MTD Southwest Inc. The report included cuts and bruises.

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This recall involves Remington electric leaf blowers with model RM180B, item number 41AA180G983 and serial numbers ranging from S1E131XK0001 through S1E162XK2008.

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If you have purchased one of these leaf blower models, MTD instructs you to stop using the product immediately and contact Troy-Bilt or Remington for a free replacement.

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