May 29, 2001Injuries Prompt Recall of
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:
|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 www.troybilt.com. Consumers should have
their serial number available when calling the company or logging on to the website.
Notice of this product warning was
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