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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.


Brand       Model       Product Description       UPC Code 
Troybilt 41AD252S766


TB252S Straight Shaft Trimmer

TB22 Curve Shaft Trimmer



Craftsman 41BDZ20C791 (CMXGTAMDZ20C)


WC215 Curve Shaft Trimmer  

WS215 Straight Shaft Trimmer





Remington 41CDPS1C983 RM2599 Polesaw 084931843950

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.

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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