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Gas powered RYOBI JET FAN BLOWER MODEL #: RY25AXB
Yard & Garden
Lawn Mowers, Leaf Blowers and Lawn Vacuums
Leaf Blowers (1461)
One World Technologies, Inc.    
RYOBI
JET FAN BLOWER
EU16305D020702
1001-845-675
 
 
Home Depot
Wisconsin
10/31/2016
The RYOBI JET FAN BLOWER MODEL #RY25AXB has an adjustable strap that can be used one of two ways - it can either be used over the shoulder or cross body. It allows for you to adjust the length to the operators height and musculature. I have had the product for one year and have used the shoulder harness/strap on several occasions and usually used it cross body. The last time I used the product, I simply used the strap as a shoulder strap and I am glad I did. When I was working in the yard, the tail end of the adjustable shoulder strap got caught in the intake and sheered the leaf blower right off my arm causing lacerations to my hand between my index finger and thumb. The engine immediately shut off however, had I used it as a cross body strap I could have easily been strangled when the piece got tangled in the intake. I am lucky that I only suffered lacerations. I was told that I would get a call from the safety team as well as a supervisor on Monday (today) and never got one. I called and explained what happened and was told it would take 3-5days for someone to contact me instead of the call expected on Monday. Someone finally contacted me on Monday at 4pm when I was not available. There doesn't seem to be much concern on the part of the manufacturer to resolve the issue so I found this website and hope to get the word out. This could have ended up much worse had I used the strap as a cross body strap instead of simply over my shoulder.
10/25/2017
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
Self
Female
38 years
Yes
No
No
Manufacturer contacted on date specified above. Was told I would be called by 10/30 and was never called. Called to discuss and was told that I would be waiting 3-5 business days from original date of complaint
Yes
N/A
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