Santa Clara, CA: One World Technologies together with the Consumer Products Safety Commission have issued a recall for defective Ryobi Electric Jet Fan Blowers because the plastic fan inside the blower can break causing the fan blades to be discharged from either end of the blower tube, posing a laceration hazard.
One World has received reports of 10,681 incidents, including 25 reports of minor injuries, such as lacerations to the face, hands and legs from fan blade pieces being discharged from either end of the blower. No property damage has been reported.
About 121,000 Ryobi 8amp Electric Jet Fan Blowers have been sold in the US, with a further 1,900 sold in Canada and 1,100 in Mexico.
The affected products are the Ryobi 8amp Electric Jet Fan Blowers with model number RY42102 and a serial number between EU15401D170001 and EU16239N999999. The model and serial numbers are printed on the data label on the bottom of the blower. The blower is black and green with “RYOBI” printed on the side of the blower. “8amp JET FAN” is also printed on the side of the blower.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric blowers and contact One World Technologies, Inc. for a free replacement. The defective Ryobi Electric Jet Fan Blowers were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide, in Canada and Mexico and online at www.homedepot.com from December 2015 through December 2016 for about $40.