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Recall: Fiskars SmartPower String Trimmers

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On 2011-08-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fiskars SmartPower String Trimmers due to a potential burn, fire and laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2011 for about $220 to $280.

About 2,000 units are involved in this Fiskars string trimmer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 5th recall of products in the Edgers, Weed Trimmers & Brushcutters category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units.

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Fiskars SmartPower String Trimmers
Image of Recalled straight shaft string trimmer model no. 67016935 417258
Image of Recalled curved shaft string trimmer model no. 67036946 543189
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.fiskars.com
Phone: (877) 495-6645

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What is the problem?

Engine vibration during use of the trimmers can cause wear on the fuel line, leading to a propane fuel leak. The Straight Shaft Trimmers' propane canister can crack at the neck during use. In addition, high temperatures may develop near the Curved Shaft Trimmers' plastic cutting guard, causing the guard to deform and fall off. These issues pose burn, fire and laceration hazards to the user.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the Fiskars SmartPower Propane 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer Model 67016935 and SmartPower Propane 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer Model 67036946. Both trimmers use propane fuel. "SmartPower" is printed on the lower shaft and near the pull-start handle. "Fiskars" is printed on the engine cover and on the plastic cutting guard. The trimmers are black, silver and orange.

These items were sold new+ at The Exchange stores, also known as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service or AAFES, and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Powerequipmentdirect.com and SureSource.com, from January 2011 to July 2011 for between $220 and $280.

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 trimmers and contact Fiskars to receive a full refund.

For additional information contact Fiskars Brands toll-free anytime 24 hours a day at (877)495-6645, or visit the firm's website at www.fiskars.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+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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