|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
MTD Recalls TrimmerPlus Edger Attachments Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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