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TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachments recalled due to laceration hazard

(Source: CPSC) (Source: CPSC)
(Source: CPSC) (Source: CPSC)

WASHINGTON, DC (KAIT) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio have announced the voluntary recall of TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachments due to a laceration hazard.

According to the CPSC, the steel handle that drives the edger blade can break during use and cause the blade to detach. CPSC also says when the blade detaches, it can hit users or bystanders.

The recalled trimmer was sold at Lowe's and other similar home improvement stores nationwide in addition to being sold on the company's website between March 2011 and April 2011 for about $70.

MTD Products Inc. says while they are aware of the problem, no injuries have been reported.

CPSC asks owners to stop using the recalled trimmer and contact MTD at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.mtdproducts.com to get a free replacement.

For more information on this recall, go to the CPSC website.

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