Black+Decker recalls 560K electric blowers

BLACK+DECKER blower/vacuum/mulcher model BV5600

BLACK+DECKER blower/vacuum/mulcher model BV5600

Black & Decker recalls 560,000 electric leaf blowers after four people reported being cut by the fan. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the fan covers can unexpectedly come off and has cut users fingers.

The 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600 are involved with the recall. The model number and “Type 1” are printed on the

The model number and “Type 1” are written on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing. Only “Type 1” blower/vacuum/mulchers are included in this recall.

The blowers are orange with black accents, a black fan cover, and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube, and a reusable collection bag. Model BV6600 also has a rake attachment.

The blowers were sold at Lowes and other stores nationwide and online from May 2013 through September 2016. They cost between $70 and $90.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact BLACK+DECKER for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.