May 8, 2003Homelite Has Recalled Chainsaws
- Homelite has recall of Chainsaws.
Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Chainsaws
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.