|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2009
Release # 10-062
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Log Splitters
Units: About 26,000 in the United States and 2,100 in Canada
Manufacturer: MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The control handle of the log splitter could fail to automatically return to the neutral position as it should and could fail to stop the splitting wedge from moving forward, posing a risk of amputation to consumers' hands and fingers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The following log splitter brand names and model numbers are included in this recall. They were sold in red, black and yellow in 21, 25, 27 and 33 ton models. The model number is located on the frame near the engine. Log splitters manufactured from November 2008 through October 2009 are included in this recall. Only models with certain serial numbers are included in this recall.
|Brand Name||Model Number||Sold In:|
|MTD Gold||24BF510B004||Hardware Stores|
|MTD Gold||24BF510E204||Hardware Stores|
|MTD Gold||24BF570L004||Hardware Stores|
|MTD Gold||24BF570F204||Hardware Stores|
|Yard Machines||24BF552B729||Home Depot|
|Yard Machines||24BF550B029||Home Depot & Walmart|
|Cub Cadet||24BF572B756||Home Depot|
|Cub Cadet||24BF572B710||Independent Dealers|
|Cub Cadet||24AD598A010||Independent Dealers|
|MTD||24BF550M006||Walmart & Menards|
Additional recalled log splitter models were sold in Canada. See the Canadian press release with Canadian model information.
Sold at: Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, Sears, Walmart, hardware stores and by independent dealers from November 2008 through October 2009 for between $1,000 and $2,300.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log splitters and contact MTD Products Inc. to determine if their log splitter is included in the recall, to receive inspection instructions and to receive a free repair if needed.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MTD toll free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mtdproducts.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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