January 22, 2002
Easy Gardener Has Recalled Ross Root Feeders
-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