The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C. and Husqvarna Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China, announced a voluntary recall of about 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers.
Hazard: Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Husqvarna has received seven reports of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: 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. The recalled Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers are Models 122HD60 and 122HD45 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 gear box, which is on the lower portion of the tool.
Sold at: Lowes, Sears and Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide for between $150 and $320 from May 2011 to January 2012.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: 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 email@example.com.