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CPSC, Easy Gardener Inc. Announce Recall of Ross Root Feeders

  • Picture of recalled Root Feeder
  • Picture of recalled Root Feeder Cap
Name of Product:
Easy Gardener Inc. Ross Root Feeder

The mixing chamber caps on these feeders can detach during use and strike nearby consumers, resulting in injuries.

Recall Date:
January 22, 2002


Consumer Contact

For more information, contact Easy Gardener at (800) 621-4769 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Recall Details


In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Easy Gardener Inc., of Waco, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 345,000 Ross Root Feeders to replace their mixing chamber caps. The root feeder is a device used to distribute food, water and insecticide to the roots of trees and shrubs. The root feeders are about 30-inches tall, have a green hose connection and plastic yellow handles. "ROSS" and "MODEL 1200C" are imprinted on the side of the root feeder. The recall includes model 1200C Ross Root Feeders with "24207" or "24208" imprinted on the top of the clear, plastic chamber caps. Ross Root Feeders with the number "24208-A" caps are not part of the recall.


Consumers should stop using the recalled feeders immediately, dispose of the mixing chamber cap, and contact Easy Gardener to receive a free replacement cap. 


Easy Gardener has received one report of a woman who received dental and other mouth injuries when struck by a cap from one of these root feeders.

Sold At:
Home and garden centers and hardware stores sold these feeders from October 1994 through January 2002 for about $33.
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