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RECALL ALERT: Troy-Bilt & Remington Leaf Blowers

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Before you head out to get rid of those leaves that accumulated in your yard over the winter, you probably want to make sure that your leaf blower isn’t going to potentially injure you.

Two different brands of leaf blowers have been recalled.

Remington Electric Leaf Blowers

This recall involves Remington electric leaf blowers with model RM180B, item number 41AA180G983 and serial numbers ranging from S1E131XK0001 through S1E162XK2008. They were manufactured between May 13, 2011 and May 16, 2012. The third through sixth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The third character is the month, for example D for April, E for May and F for June. The fourth and fifth characters are the day of the month. The sixth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture. Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are black. Remington, Mighty Sweep and RM180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.

These leaf blowers were sold at various retailers nationwide and online at mtdproducts.com from May 2011 through December 2013 for between $30 and $40.

If you have one of these recalled Remington leaf blowers, you can contact Remington for a replacement: toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Troy-Bilt electric Leaf Blowers

The second recalled leaf blower is the Troy-Bilt Electric Leaf Blower. Troy-Bilt says that the blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.

This recall involves Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers with model TB180B, item number 41BA180G966 and serial numbers ranging from S1D111XK0001 through S1F152XK2008.  They were manufactured between April 11, 2011 and June 15, 2012. The third through sixth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date.  The third character is the month, for example D for April, E for May and F for June. The fourth and fifth characters are the day of the month. The sixth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture. Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are red. Troy-Bilt and TB180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.

If you have one of these recalled Troy-Bilt leaf blowers, you can contact Troy-Bilt directly for a replacement: Troy-Bilt toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online a twww.troybilt.com and click on Recalls under the Owner’s Center tab for more information.

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