MTD Southwest of Tempe, Ariz., is recalling about 2,660 Troy-Bilt and Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle trimmers and Remington 25cc 2-Cycle polesaws.
The head of the trimmers and polesaws can continue to rotate when the throttle is released, posing a laceration hazard.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
This recall involves Troy-Bilt, Craftsman-branded trimmers and Remington-branded polesaws powered by a 25cc 2-Cycle gasoline engine.
The trimmer’s housing is red and black and Troy-Bilt or Craftsman is printed on the top of the unit. The polesaw’s housing is orange and black and Remington is printed on the top of the unit.
Trimmers and polesaws have serial numbers 1K199DG1886 through 1L059DH1017. The model and serial number is located on the white model label on the engine cover.
The following model numbers are included in this recall:
TB252S Straight Shaft Trimmer
TB22 Curve Shaft Trimmer
WC215 Curve Shaft Trimmer
WS215 Straight Shaft Trimmer
The trimmers and polesaws, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at Ace Hardware, Menards, Tru Value, Do It Best, Fred Meyer, and other stores nationwide from November 2019, through January 2020, for between $109 and $190.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmers and polesaws and contact MTD Southwest for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.
Consumers may contact MTD Southwest toll-free at (888)-848-6038 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.mtdproducts.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.