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CPSC announced two separate recalls on Electric Blower/Vacuum Machines, the recalls indicate that the blower vacuums can overheat, spark and catch on fire. The two recalls involve products with different brand names, and are eligible to bear the cULus Mark.

Details on the recalls:

OWT Industries Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold exclusively by Walmart.  The recall involves 225,000 units. OWT has received 16 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning.  No injuries have been reported. Link to the recall:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/OWT-Industries-Recalls-Electric-Blower-Vacuums/

Homelite Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.  The recall includes 823,000 units.  Homelite has received 1,369 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning including one report of minor injury.  Link to the recall:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Homelite-Recalls-Electric-Blower-Vacuums/