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MTD Southwest Recalls Trimmers and Polesaws Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Recalled Troy-Bilt Trimmers
  • Recalled Craftsman Trimmers
  • Recalled Remington Trimmer
  • Model and serial numbers are located on a white label on the product
  • Model and serial numbers are located on a white label on the product
  • Description of how to identify date of manufacture based on serial number of product
Name of Product:
Troy-Bilt and Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle trimmers and Remington 25cc 2-Cycle polesaw.

The head of the trimmers and polesaws can continue to rotate when the throttle is released, posing a laceration hazard.

Recall Date:
April 16, 2020
About 2,660
Consumer Contact

MTD Southwest toll-free at 888-848-6038 from 8:30  a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recall tab located on the bottom of the homepage for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves Troy-Bilt, Craftsman-branded trimmers and Remington-branded polesaws powered by a 25cc 2-Cycle gasoline engine. The trimmer’s housing is red and black and Troy-Bilt or Craftsman is printed on the top of the unit. The polesaw’s housing is orange and black and Remington is printed on the top of the unit. Trimmers and polesaws have serial numbers 1K199DG1886 through 1L059DH1017. The model and serial number is located on the white model label on the engine cover. The following model numbers are included in this recall.




      Product Description

      UPC Code 




TB252S Straight Shaft Trimmer

TB22 Curve Shaft Trimmer






WC215 Curve Shaft Trimmer  

WS215 Straight Shaft Trimmer








RM2599 Polesaw



Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmers and polesaws and contact MTD Southwest for instructions on obtaining a free replacement trimmer or polesaw. 


None reported

Sold At:
Ace Hardware, Menards, Tru Value, Do It Best, Fred Meyer, and other stores nationwide from November 2019 through January 2020 for between $109 and $190.
MTD Southwest Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.
Manufactured In:
Recall number:
Fast Track Recall

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