Recall date: December 10, 2013
Recall number: 14-047

Recall Summary

Name of product:
efco brand Gas Trimmers from Emak USA
Hazard:
The muffler on the trimmer's engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

Emak USA at (800) 800-4420 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.efcopower.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the home page.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 1,400 in the U.S. and 166 in Canada
Description:

The trimmers are used in both residential and professional applications for cutting grass and light brush. The cutting attachments include a trimmer head and metal blade. The trimmers are about 72 inches long. They are colored red and gray with either a bike or loop handle configuration. Three models are recalled in two engine sizes measured in cubic centimeters.  They are: 36cc models 8371 S and 8371 T, and a 40.2cc model 8421 T engine displacement. The brand name "efco" and model number are printed on the front of the engine and the brand name also appears on the wand.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received eight reports of incidents, including one resulting in singed hair. No serious injury or property damage have been reported.  

 
Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled trimmers immediately and return them to an authorized efco dealer for a free muffler replacement kit.

Sold At:

Authorized efco dealers at both retail stores and online, and Menards stores between June 2009 and July 2013 for about $400.

Importer:

Emak USA, Inc., of Wooster, Ohio 

Manufacturer:

Emak USA, Inc., of Wooster, Ohio 

Manufactured In:
China