Recall: Husqvarna Grass Trimmers
On 2012-04-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Husqvarna Grass Trimmers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $150 to $320.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Husqvarna grass trimmer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Edgers, Weed Trimmers & Brushcutters category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 257-6921
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What is the problem?
Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. "Husqvarna" and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the bottom of the muffler side of the tool.
Note: Hedge Trimmers with the same hazard were also recalled by Husqvarna on the same day.
These items were sold new+ at Lowes, Sears and Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide for between $150 and $320 from May 2011 to January 2012.
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 products and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair.
For additional information, please contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877)257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Husqvarna has received seven reports of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.
+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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