FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2001
PRODUCT: Chainsaws and Electric Edgers - Sears, Roebuck and Co. of Hoffman Estates, Ill. is voluntarily recalling about 7,100 electric chain saws and electric edgers . Both the Sears Craftsman 14" electric chainsaw, model number 358.34114 and the Sears Craftsman electric grass edger, model number 358.79650 are included in this recall. Sears retail and hardware stores sold the electric chain saws and edgers from August 15, 2001 through August 30, 2001.
PROBLEM: The plug at the end of the power cord of the chain saw and the edger may have exposed copper wires presenting a possible electrocution hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these recalled chainsaws and edgers immediately and check the date codes.
The chain saw date code label can be found on the back of the motor housing in the lower left corner of the warning label and follows the words "Serial No." Only chain saws with the date code 01227, 01228, 01229, 01230, 01231, 01232, 01233, 01234, 01235 are included in this recall.
he edger date code label is located on the warning label on the shaft and follows the words "Serial No.," which is near the UL logo. Only electric edgers with the date code 01234 or 01235 are included in the recall.
Consumers should stop using the recalled chainsaws and edgers immediately and return it to the local Sears store where purchased for a replacement. For more information, contact Sears, Roebuck and Co. customer service at 800-238-9333 from 7 a.m to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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