CPSC Product Recall: MTD TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachments Pose Injury Risks

06/21/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Cleveland, OH — Laceration hazards prompted MTD Products Inc and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to announce a voluntary recall of about 14,500 TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachments. The product recall was issued on June 21, 2011.

The product recall was enacted after discovering that the steel shaft that drives the edger blade can brake while being used, which causes the edger blade to detach. If this occurs, it can hit the user or bystanders, posing a laceration hazard.

The CPSC reported, “This recall involves MTD TrimmerPlus™ 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.”

Consumers are advised to contact MTD to receive a free replacement. In the meantime, consumers should stop using the TrimmerPlus™ Edgers.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumer should contact MTD Products toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.mtdproducts.com.

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