Recall: Fiskars 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears
On 2016-03-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fiskars 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears due to a potential Cuts and Laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $40.
About 300 units are involved in this Fiskars shears recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Cookers, Steamers & Fryers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lopper shears and contact Fiskars to receive a free replacement lopper.
Fiskars toll-free at 855-544-0151 anytime or visit Fiskars' website at www2.fiskars.com and click on "Product Notifications" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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