|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 257-6921
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Husqvarna Professional Products Recalls RedMax Brushcutter Due to Fire 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: RedMax brushcutter / trimmer
Units: About 10,500
Manufacturer: Husqvarna Zenoah Co. Ltd. is an affiliate of Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: Some fuel tanks allow leakage at the fuel cap, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: No reports of fire, personal injury or property damage.
Description: The recalled brushcutter / trimmer is a RedMax model TR2350S. Recalled brushcutters have shaft serial numbers ranging from 10215377 to 10625892, and engine serial numbers ranging from 10115390 to 10425910. The product is powered by a 2-cycle gasoline engine and cuts grass or weeds through the use of a spinning black trimmer head containing a spool of filament line. Model number and shaft serial number are located on a label on the shaft halfway between the trimmer head and the engine. The engine serial number is located on the bottom of engine between the two screws that secure fuel tank to the engine. See illustration below.
Sold at: Authorized RedMax dealers and distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada for about $260.00.
Manufactured in: Assembled in U.S.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to their local RedMax dealer for repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Husqvarna toll-free between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (877) 257-6921 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
RedMax Brushcutter / Trimmer TR2350S
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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