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May 8, 2003

Homelite Has Recalled Chainsaws

(SafetyAlerts) - Homelite has recall of Chainsaws. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Chainsaws

Units: 6,900

Distributor: Homelite Consumer Products, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: These saws can operate while the engine is at the "idle" setting, posing a risk of serious lacerations to the operator and bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These Homelite brand chainsaws have model number UT10946 and manufacture dates of 11-02 (November 2002) or 12-02 (December 2002). The model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on the lower corners of a black data label located on back side of the chainsaw's engine housing, opposite the on/off trigger. They have a red housing with black trim and are sold in a rectangular black plastic case.

Sold at: Home and hardware stores nationwide sold these chainsaws from December 2002 through February 2003 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Contact Homelite to find the nearest Homelite-authorized service center for a free throttle adjustment. The stores where these chainsaws were purchased do not provide this service.

Consumer Contact: Call Homelite at (800) 776-5191 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.homelite.com
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