Fiskars Brands Recalls SmartPower String Trimmers Due to Burn, Fire and Laceration Hazards

Engine vibration during use of the trimmers can cause wear on the fuel line.

Recall date: August 23, 2011
Recall number: 11310
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  • SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer Model No. 67016935

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    SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer Model No. 67016935

  • SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer Model No. 67036946

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    SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer Model No. 67036946

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Fiskars® SmartPower™ String Trimmers

Hazard:

Engine vibration during use of the trimmers can cause wear on the fuel line, leading to a propane fuel leak. The Straight Shaft Trimmers' propane canister can crack at the neck during use. In addition, high temperatures may develop near the Curved Shaft Trimmers' plastic cutting guard, causing the guard to deform and fall off. These issues pose burn, fire and laceration hazards to the user.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information contact Fiskars Brands toll-free anytime 24 hours a day at (877) 495-6645, or visit the firm's website at www.fiskars.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,200

Description

This recall involves the Fiskars® SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer Model 67016935 and SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer Model 67036946. Both trimmers use propane fuel. "SmartPower™" is printed on the lower shaft and near the pull-start handle. "Fiskars®" is printed on the engine cover and on the plastic cutting guard. The trimmers are black, silver and orange.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmers and contact Fiskars® to receive a full refund.

Sold at

The Exchange stores, also known as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service or AAFES, and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Powerequipmentdirect.com and SureSource.com, from January 2011 to July 2011 for between $220 and $280.

Importer(s)

Fiskars Brands, Inc., of Madison, Wis.

Manufactured in

China

  • SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer Model No. 67016935

  • SmartPower™ Propane 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer Model No. 67036946