The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.
Fiskars toll-free at 855-544-0151 anytime or visit Fiskars' website at www2.fiskars.com and click on "Product Notifications" for more information.
This recall involves Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears with model number 6954. The lopper shears have 32-inch dark orange steel handles and black rubber grips with a gray strip. Plastic gears connected to the pruning blades allow the consumers to open and close the pruning blades by moving the handles. "FISKARS" is printed on one handle and product identification information, including model number 6954, is printed on a label on the opposite handle above the barcode.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lopper shears and contact Fiskars to receive a free replacement lopper.
The firm has received a total of 33 reports of incidents, of which 10 occurred after the October 2014 recall announcement. The reports include pinched fingers, bruising and injuries to the head and face, some required stitches.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.