|April 24, 2003
CPSC, Country Home Products, Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Cordless Electric Lawnmowers
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. For more information about recalls, visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.
Name of product: Cordless Electric Lawnmowers
Manufacturer: Country Home Products Inc., of Vergennes, Vt.
Hazard: Because these lawnmowers lack a safety guard, a consumer's foot could go under the plastic housing and be struck by the blade. These lawnmowers do not comply with the mandatory federal safety standard for lawnmowers under the Consumer Product Safety Act.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled lawnmowers were sold under the NEUTON-brand name. They have model number EM 4.1 printed on one side of the deck and "NEUTON" printed on the other. The lawnmowers have a 14-inch cutting width with rear bagging capability.
Sold at: Country Home Products catalog and Web site sold these lawnmowers nationwide from January 2003 through March 2003 for about $399.
Manufactured in: Taiwan.
Remedy: Country Home Products is sending all registered owners a repair kit. If consumers have not received a repair kit by May 31, 2003, contact Country Home Products to request a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call Country Home Products at (800) 673-1225 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.neutonowners.com
Media Contact: Michelle Stockmann at (802) 877-1201, Ext. 1027.
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.
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