|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued May 29, 2001, Revised April 30, 2003
Release # 01-162
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
Note: Firm out of business. Do not use product. Please discard or destroy the product.
CPSC, Garden Way Announce Recall of Trimmers/Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Garden Way Inc., of Troy, N.Y, is recalled about 2,800 trimmers/mowers. The trimmer heads, which control the cutting cords, can split and detach, posing a serious injury risk to consumers. Garden Way has received 38 reports of trimmer heads splitting or detaching, resulting in two reports of toe fractures and five reports of bruised feet.
The recalled trimmers/mowers were sold under the TROY-BILT and GARDEN WAY BY TROY-BILT brand names. The brand name is on a shield in front of the engine. The model and serial numbers are located on the deck behind the left wheel when viewed from the operator's position. The recalled models are the 52063 and 52064 Troy-Bilt brand and the 52067 Garden Way by Troy-Bilt brand. The serial number ranges are:
|520671500101 - 520671503662
Garden Way dealers and retailers nationwide, including Sam's Wholesalers, Ace Hardware, and Southern States, sold these trimmers/mowers from November 2000 through May 2001 for between $300 and $430.
Consumers should stop using the trimmers/mowers immediately and discard or destroy the product. The firm is out of business and cannot be contacted. Please contact CPSC with any questions.
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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