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Gas Trimmers Recalled by efco Due to Fire Hazard

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.

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Recall Summary

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/

Recall Details

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.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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