For additional information contact Fiskars Brands toll-free anytime 24 hours a day at (877) 495-6645, or visit the firm's website at www.fiskars.com
This recall involves the Fiskars® SmartPower Propane 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer Model 67016935 and SmartPower Propane 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer Model 67036946. Both trimmers use propane fuel. "SmartPower" is printed on the lower shaft and near the pull-start handle. "Fiskars®" is printed on the engine cover and on the plastic cutting guard. The trimmers are black, silver and orange.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmers and contact Fiskars® to receive a full refund.
The Exchange stores, also known as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service or AAFES, and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Powerequipmentdirect.com and SureSource.com, from January 2011 to July 2011 for between $220 and $280.
Fiskars Brands, Inc., of Madison, Wis.
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