|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|May 14, 1985
|Release # 85-026
Sears Craftsman 22-Inch Hedge Trimmers Recalled
WASHINTON, D.C. -- In Cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Singer Company, Stamford, Connecticut today announced the voluntary recall of a 22-inch hedge trimmer sold by Sears, Roebuck and Company.
The product being recalled is a Sears Craftsman 22-inch Hedge Trimmer, Model Number 315.796640 with date codes B4322, B4329 or B4336 without a white "100" label affixed below the data plate. These identifying numbers are on the plate which is located near the handle of the trimmer.
Approximately 400 of these hedge trimmers were sold through Sears stores during December 1984 and January 1985 for $65.00 each. Although there have been no reports of accidents or injuries, a manufacturing defect in the plug assembly of some trimmers could, under certain circumstances cause a shock hazard if the operator is grounded. Consumers should immediately stop using the hedge trimmers listed above and return them to the Customer Service Counter of their nearest Sears store for replacement.
Consumers seeking additional information or clarification are encouraged to call The Singer Company toll-free at 800-845-4781 (in South Carolina dial 800-922-7780) or may call the CPSC toll-free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is (301) 595-7054.
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.