|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 257-6921
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Husqvarna Recalls Grass and Hedge Trimmers 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: Grass and Hedge Trimmers
Units: About 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers
Importer: Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufacturer: Husqvarna Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China
Hazard: Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Husqvarna has received seven reports of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. “Husqvarna” and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the bottom of the muffler side of the tool. The recalled Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers are Models 122HD60 and 122HD45 with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. “Husqvarna” and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the gear box, which is on the lower portion of the tool.
Sold at: Lowes, Sears and Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide for between $150 and $320 from May 2011 to January 2012.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C
Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers: Models 122HD60 and 122HD45
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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