Bunnings Warehouse has issued a recall of a popular gardening product after a number of purchasers reported being injured by the affected models.
The compromised product was revealed to be the Ozito portable Electrical Blower, which according to Bunning’s official website, “the impeller can break during use and rupture the casing, giving access to live parts and releasing sharp objects at high speed”.
“The defect poses a risk of electric shock and/or injuries from sharp objects at high speed,” the website said.
Bunning’s revealed a number of injuries had been inflicted on consumers as a result of the defect.
The affected batch numbers include 0901A, 0901C, 0903E, 0905C, 0906D, 0907D, 0908D, 1003, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1111, 1112, 1202, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1211 and 1212.
Bunnings general manager, Adrian Pearce, assured the public that the appropriate measures had been taken with regard to the recall.