About 14,500 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments have been recalled for laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced.
The TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments were manufactured in Mexico by MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio and were sold at Lowe’s and other hardware and home improvement stores nationwide and on the Web between March 2011 and April 2011 for about $70.
The steel shaft that drives the edger blade can break during use causing the edger blade to detach. If the blade detaches, it can hit the user or bystanders, posing a laceration hazard. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves MTD TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachment Model 41AJLE-C092 LE720.
The edger is sold separately as an attachment and can be attached to most major brand attachment-capable trimmers. The edger is used to cut grass along an edge such as a driveway or sidewalk. “TrimmerPlus” and “LE720″ are printed on the blade’s housing. Only certain serial numbers “1C##1DR####” through “1D##1DR####” are included in the recall. The serial number and “MTD” are printed on white labels on the edger’s pole.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled MTD TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edgers and contact MTD to receive a free replacement. MTD can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.848.6038 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.mtdproducts.com.