Country Home Products of Vergennes, Vt., is recalling about 3,900 Pro leaf and lawn vacuums as the product’s muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The company has received 20 reports of the vacuums becoming hot to the touch, melting or catching fire, though no injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of the tow-behind DR leaf and lawn vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products.
Recalled units have a serial number between LLV34601 and LLV39980. The leaf and lawn vacuums are towed behind a riding lawnmower to collect leaves and are tan and black in color with a set of two wheels on each side.
The DR logo with “Professional Power Done Right” and “leaf and lawn vacuum” are printed on the side of the vacuum. The serial number is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine.
LLV34601 through LLV39980
|200||Electric start using the R225 engine|
|Pro||321||Both manual starts and electric starts using the R300 engine|
|Pro-XL||321||Both manual starts and electric starts versions using the R390 engine|
The vacuums, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized dealers nationwide, including Tractor Supply Company, from August 2014, through September 2015, for between $1,300 and $2,200.
We advise that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf and lawn vacuums and contact Country Home Products to receive a free repair kit that contains a replacement muffler and instructions for completing the repair.
Consumers unable to install the repair kit should contact the firm for information on authorized dealers who can install the free repair.
Country Home Products is contacting all purchasers directly.
Consumers may contact Country Home Products toll-free at 877-220-0691 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.DRPower.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.