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Chinese Grass and Hedge Trimmers To Avoid

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Now that we are well into the gardening, mowing and trimming season, here’s a recall that may draw your attention. Husqvarna Machinery Manufacturing Inc. of Shanghai, China, is recalling 19,500 Grass Trimmers and 6,500 Hedge Trimmers because fuel can leak from these trimmers due to a problem with a rubber spacer in the fuel line. Leaking fuel can create a fire and burn hazard, of course. As of April 4, Husqvarna had received seven reports of fuel leaking from these tools but no reports of injuries yet.

The recalled trimmers in question are the Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999 and the Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers are Models 122HD60 and 122HD45 with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. In both cases, the name “Husqvarna” and the model number are written on the top of the tool, with serial numbers on the black plate on the tool.

These trimmers were sold by Lowe’s, Sears and Husqvarna dealers throughout the country from May 2011 through January 2012 for from $150 to $320. Consumers should stop using the trimmers immediately and return them to the place where they were purchased for a free repair. This is a potential safety defect. Husqvarna may be called toll-free at (877) 257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.com, or e-mail recalls@husqvarna.com

To view photos of the recalled grass and hedge trimmers, please visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12141.html