Fiskars Lopper Shear Recall Reannouncement [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Fiskars Bypass Lopper Shear Recall [US & Canada]Fiskars reannounces a previous recall for approximately 288,000 Bypass Lopper Shears sold at Home Depot due to laceration and injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/CC284

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Fiskars-Recalls-Bypass-Lopper-Shears/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper Shears with model number 6954. An estimated 277,000 were sold un the United States while an additional 11,000 were sold in Canada. Additional injuries have been reported after the original recall notification prompting this reannouncement.

The recalled Lopper Shears have 32-inch dark orange steel handles and black rubber grips with a gray strip. Plastic gears connected to the pruning blades allow the consumers to open and close the pruning blades by moving the handles. The brand, “FISKARS” is printed on one handle and product identification information, including model number 6954, is printed on a label on the opposite handle above the barcode.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Lopper Shears’ handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. The firm has now received a total of 33 reports of incidents, of which ten (10) occurred after the October 2014 recall announcement.  The reports include pinched fingers, bruising and injuries to the head and face. Some injuries required medical attention and stitches to close wounds.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Lopper Shears and contact Fiskars to receive a replacement Lopper.

Please note: this is a renouncement of an earlier notification due to poor customer uptake and further injuries. To see all bulletins regarding this recall, please search for “Fiskars” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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CPSC recall number: 16-124
Recalls Direct RIN: 6786-2016
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