Craftsman recalls blower/vacs for fire, burn hazard

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Craftsman is recalling two models of electric blower/vacs because the motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been seven reports of the blower/vacs catching fire. One injury has been reported.

The recall involves Craftsman 12-amp electric blower/vacs with the model numbers 138.74898 and 138.74899. Both have a red motor housing and a black blower tube and nozzle.

CraftsmanBlowerVacsProductModel 138.74898 has a variable speed switch and a serial number between SES0100001 and SES1951280.  Model 138.74899 has a two-speed switch and a serial number between SER3561101 and SES2141280.

They were sold at ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Sears stores nationwide and online from January 2013 through October 2015 for between $50 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Craftsman for a full refund.

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