CPSC, Garden Way Announce Recall of Trimmers/Mowers

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:

520631204884-520631207314 520631500101-520631500824
520631600101-520631604293 520641203058-520641204353
520641500101-520641500746 520641600101-520641602466
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.
Picture of Recalled Trimmers/MowersPicture of Recalled Trimmers/Mowers