Black & Decker recalls trimmers/edgers

Black & Decker has voluntarily issued a recall on its Grasshog Trimmer/Edgers due to a laceration hazard from projectiles.

The recall pertains to about 202,000 units nationwide.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the trimmers’ spool, spool cap and pieces of trimmer string can come loose from the trimmer and become airborne projectiles. They can also overheat and cause burns.

Black & Decker has already received 707 incident reports from consumers, including 58 injuries. Most injuries were minor, including bruises, lacerations and welts. Two consumers received cuts to their legs that required medical treatment. There also were reports of property damage.

The electric powered trimmers retailed for about $70 and were sold nationwide from November 2005 to January 2007.

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