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January 22,  2002

Easy Gardener Has Recalled Ross Root Feeders

Waco, TX (SafetyAlerts) -Easy Gardener Inc. has recalled about 345,000 Ross Root Feeders to replace their mixing chamber caps. The root feeder is a device used to distribute food, water and insecticide to the roots of trees and shrubs. The mixing chamber caps on these feeders can detach during use and strike nearby consumers, resulting in injuries.

Easy Gardener has received one report of a woman who received dental and other mouth injuries when struck by a cap from one of these root feeders.

The root feeders are about 30-inches tall, have a green hose connection and plastic yellow handles. "ROSS" and "MODEL 1200C" are imprinted on the side of the root feeder. The recall includes model 1200C Ross Root Feeders with "24207" or "24208" imprinted on the top of the clear, plastic chamber caps. Ross Root Feeders with the number "24208-A" caps are not part of the recall.

Home and garden centers and hardware stores sold these feeders from October 1994 through January 2002 for about $33.

Consumers should stop using the recalled feeders immediately, dispose of the mixing chamber cap, and contact Easy Gardener to receive a free replacement cap. For more information, contact Easy Gardener at (800) 621-4769 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their recall web site at

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