MTD Recalls TrimmerPlus Edger Attachments Due to Laceration Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachments
Units: About 14,500
Manufacturer: MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The steel shaft that drives the edger blade can break during use causing the edger blade to detach. If the blade detaches, it can hit the user or bystanders, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves MTD TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachment Model 41AJLE-C092 LE720. The edger is sold separately as an attachment and can be attached to most major brand attachment-capable trimmers. The edger is used to cut grass along an edge such as a driveway or sidewalk. “TrimmerPlus” and “LE720″ are printed on the blade’s housing. Only certain serial numbers “1C##1DR####” through “1D##1DR####” are included in the recall. The serial number and “MTD” are printed on white labels on the edger’s pole.
Sold at: Lowe’s and other hardware and home improvement stores nationwide and on the Web between March 2011 and April 2011 for about $70.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled MTD TrimmerPlus™ Edgers and contact MTD to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.mtdproducts.comPLEASE STUDY THE FOLLOWING SOURCE CAREFULLY:
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