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Consumer Product Recall...Chainsaws

Post in 'The Gear' started by Roospike, Nov 29, 2006.

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    Consumer Product Recall...Chainsaws

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    NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20207

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    November 28, 2006
    Release #07-040

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    MTD Southwest Inc. Recalls Troy-Bilt, Craftsman Chain Saws, Breaking
    Handles Pose Laceration Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
    cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
    recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
    recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Troy-Bilt and Craftsman Brand Gasoline Chain Saws

    Units: About 76,000

    Importer: MTD Southwest Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.

    Hazard: The chain saw's plastic front handle can break during
    operation.
    If this occurs, the saw would be difficult to control and poses a risk
    for lacerations.

    Incidents/Injuries: MTD has received two reports of consumers losing
    control of the saw when the handles broke during use. One consumer
    reported bruising to his elbow and the other received burns to his
    fingers after contacting the muffler when the chain saw he was using
    broke and he lost control of the saw.

    Description: These Troy-Bilt and Craftsman brand chain saws are powered
    by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 46cc to 55cc. They
    are equipped with either an 18-inch or 20-inch bar. There are four
    Troy-Bilt models affected: 41AY00AR966, 41AY60AR766, 41AY90AR766 and
    41AY08AR966. There is one Craftsman "Incredi-Pull" model affected: a
    55cc two-cycle gasoline engine with an 18-inch bar and model number
    316.350840. The model number of the chain saw is located on the engine
    casing.

    Sold at: The Troy-Bilt brand chain saws were sold at independent
    retailers, home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from January
    2004 through June 2006 for between $200 and $250. The Craftsman brand
    chain saws were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from January
    2004 through June 2006 for between $190 and $230.

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately, and
    contact MTD to receive a free service kit with a replacement handle and
    installation instructions. Sears customers will be mailed a free
    service
    kit with a replacement handle and installation instructions.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, contact MTD toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log
    onto
    the company's Web site at www.troybilt.com - Sears customers should
    call
    Sears at (800) 659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through
    Saturday.

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
    recalled product, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07040.html

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