Unsafe products can cause serious injuries at the most unexpected times. Household names we all come to know and trust are no exception to oversites due to engineering, manufacturing or material shortcomings that require diligent testing and monitoring. Honda has acted to recall certain gas powered weed and lawn trimmers within a designated manufacturing span denoted by listed serial numbers. Awareness of such measures is one paramount to the safety of all consumers. Springer Lyle feels the information in this article should be made known so consumers who rely on Honda’s reputation can follow through and take advantage of this precautionary recall.
Read below from the Sacremento Bee
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Grass Trimmers
Units: About 14,000 in the United States and 3,600 in Canada
Distributor: American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.
Hazard: The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Honda is aware of 11 incidents of broken or cracked shafts. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled grass trimmer is made by Honda and has the model number HHT35SUKAT. The trimmer is gas-powered and has a red engine housing with the word “Honda” on the top front and a bicycle handlebar-style grip. A label on the shaft includes the words “Honda” and “HHT35S.”
Recalled trimmers are in the serial number range HAHA-1000001 to HAHA-1017345. The serial number is located on the top side of the shaft below the handlebars.
Sold at: Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online from May 2006 to February 2012 for between $420 and $430.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these trimmers and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the American Honda’s website at https://powerequipment.honda.com.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2012/12041r-eng.php.
Photos of this product are available at www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2012/american-honda-recalls-trimmers-due-to-laceration-hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 888-3139CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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