Dec 9, 2015 1:45 PM

More than 70,000 electric blower tools recalled due to fire hazard

CONCORD - A leaf blower and electric vacuum tool has been recalled due to a fire and burn hazard.

Two models of the Craftman 12 AMP electric blowers have been pulled from the shelves after the company received seven reports of fires and one injury report.

The models both have a red motor housing and a black blower tube.

Blower/vacs with model number 138.74898 or 138.74899 are being recalled.

Model 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.

The model number, serial number, “Craftsman” and “AC BLOWER / VAC” are printed on the side of the motor housing.

For more information about the blower, visit the Consumer Safety Product Commission's website.

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