MTD Recalls TrimmerPlus Edger Attachments Due to Laceration Hazard

The steel shaft that drives the edger blade can break during use causing the edger blade to detach.

Recall date: June 21, 2011
Recall number: 11-252
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachments

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.

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

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Recall Details

Units

About 14,500

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled MTD TrimmerPlus™ Edgers and contact MTD to receive a free replacement.

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.

Manufacturer(s)

MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in

Mexico

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