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May 29, 2001

Injuries Prompt Recall of Trimmers/Mowers

Troy Built Trimmer / MowerTroy, NY (SafetyAlerts) -  Garden Way Inc. is recalling about 2,800 trimmers/mowers. The trimmer heads, which control the cutting cords, can split and detach, posing a serious injury risk to consumers. Garden Way has received 38 reports of trimmer heads splitting or detaching, resulting in two reports of toe fractures and five reports of bruised feet.

The recalled trimmers/mowers were sold under the TROY-BILT and GARDEN WAY BY TROY-BILT brand names. The brand name is on a shield in front of the engine. The model and serial numbers are located on the deck behind the left wheel when viewed from the operator's position. The recalled models are the 52063 and 52064 Troy-Bilt brand and the 52067 Garden Way by Troy-Bilt brand. The serial number ranges are:

520631204884-520631207314 520631500101-520631500824
520631600101-520631604293 520641203058-520641204353
520641500101-520641500746 520641600101-520641602466
520671500101 - 520671503662

Garden Way dealers and retailers nationwide, including Sam's Wholesalers, Ace Hardware, and Southern States, sold these trimmers/mowers from November 2000 through May 2001 for between $300 and $430.

Consumers should stop using the trimmers/mowers immediately and call Garden Way toll-free at (800) 282-8965 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, for a free repair kit. Consumers also can order the repair kit by logging on to the company's website at Consumers should have their serial number available when calling the company or logging on to the website.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers May 29, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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