WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: efco brand Gas Trimmers from Emak USA
Hazard: The muffler on the trimmer's engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled trimmers immediately and return them to an authorized efco dealer for a free muffler replacement kit.
Consumer Contact: Emak USA at (800) 800-4420 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.efcopower.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the home page.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gas-Trimmers-Recalled-by-efco/
Units: About 1,400 in the U.S. and 166 in Canada
Description: The trimmers are used in both residential and professional applications for cutting grass and light brush. The cutting attachments include a trimmer head and metal blade. The trimmers are about 72 inches long. They are colored red and gray with either a bike or loop handle configuration. Three models are recalled in two engine sizes measured in cubic centimeters. They are: 36cc models 8371 S and 8371 T, and a 40.2cc model 8421 T engine displacement. The brand name "efco" and model number are printed on the front of the engine and the brand name also appears on the wand.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of incidents, including one resulting in singed hair. No serious injury or property damage have been reported.
Sold at: Authorized efco dealers at both retail stores and online, and Menards stores between June 2009 and July 2013 for about $400.
Manufacturer: Emak USA, Inc., of Wooster, Ohio
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission