efco Gas Trimmer Recall [US & Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallUS CPSC RecallUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Emak USA recalls some efco brand Gas Trimmers due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/rYcdy; HCSC: http://ht.ly/rYd1Oefco Gas Trimmer

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gas-Trimmers-Recalled-by-efco/

Direct Canada link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gas-Trimmers-Recalled-by-efco/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Gas Trimmers are used in both residential and professional applications for cutting grass and light brush. The cutting attachments include a Gas Trimmers head and metal blade. The recalled Gas 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 as follows: 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.

According to CPSC, the muffler on the recalled Gas Trimmer’s engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard. The firm has received eight reports of incidents, including one resulting in singed hair.


CPSC recall number: 14-047
HCSC ID number: RA-35841
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2879
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Visit the Living Safely site: http://www.LivingSafely.org
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