|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 242-4672
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Homelite Consumer Products Announce Recall to Repair Chain Saws Due to Chain Brake Failure
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: Homelite Chain Saws
Units: About 370,000
Importer: Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Hazard: The chain brake can fail to stop the chain on its first application, posing a risk of laceration to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Homelite brand chain saws with the following model numbers: UT10514, UT10516, UT10517, UT10518, UT10520, UT10540, UT10560 and UT10918. Affected chain saws have manufacture date between November 2007 and August 2008. Both the model number and the date of manufacture appear on the chain saw’s data plate, located beneath the rear handle of the saw. Products with a green “dot” sticker under the bottom side of the handle area and on the outside of the package are not subject to this recall.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide between December 2007 and October 2008 for between $110 and $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chain saws and contact Homelite Consumer Products to locate the nearest authorized service center to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc. (800) 242-4672 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.homelite.com.
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