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Sears Craftsman 22-Inch Hedge Trimmers Recalled

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Recall Date:
May 14, 1985

Recall Details

May 14, 1985  
Release # 85-026

WASHINTON, D.C. -- In Cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Singer Company, Stamford, Connecticut today announced the voluntary recall of a 22-inch hedge trimmer sold by Sears, Roebuck and Company.

The product being recalled is a Sears Craftsman 22-inch Hedge Trimmer, Model Number 315.796640 with date codes B4322, B4329 or B4336 without a white "100" label affixed below the data plate. These identifying numbers are on the plate which is located near the handle of the trimmer.

Approximately 400 of these hedge trimmers were sold through Sears stores during December 1984 and January 1985 for $65.00 each. Although there have been no reports of accidents or injuries, a manufacturing defect in the plug assembly of some trimmers could, under certain circumstances cause a shock hazard if the operator is grounded. Consumers should immediately stop using the hedge trimmers listed above and return them to the Customer Service Counter of their nearest Sears store for replacement.

Consumers seeking additional information or clarification are encouraged to call The Singer Company toll-free at 800-845-4781 (in South Carolina dial 800-922-7780) or may call the CPSC toll-free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is (301) 595-7054.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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