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Husqvarna Recalls Grass and Hedge Trimmers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C
  • Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers: Models 122HD60 and 122HD45
Name of Product:
Grass and Hedge Trimmers
Hazard:
Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
April 04, 2012
Units:
About 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers
Consumer Contact

For additional information, please contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.com, or e-mail recalls@husqvarna.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. "Husqvarna" and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the bottom of the muffler side of the tool. The recalled Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers are Models 122HD60 and 122HD45 with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. "Husqvarna" and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the gear box, which is on the lower portion of the tool.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

Husqvarna has received seven reports of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Lowes, Sears and Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide for between $150 and $320 from May 2011 to January 2012.

Manufacturer(s):
Husqvarna Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-141
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