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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|November 9, 2001
CPSC, Sears Announce Recall of Electric Chain Saws and Electric
EdgersPRODUCT: Chainsaws and Electric Edgers
- Sears, Roebuck and
Co. of Hoffman Estates, Ill. is voluntarily recalling about 7,100 electric chain
saws and electric edgers . Both the Sears Craftsman 14" electric chainsaw, model
number 358.34114 and the Sears Craftsman electric grass edger, model number
358.79650 are included in this recall. Sears retail and hardware stores sold the
electric chain saws and edgers from August 15, 2001 through August 30,
The plug at the end of the power cord of the chain
saw and the edger may have exposed copper wires presenting a possible
electrocution hazard to consumers.INCIDENTS/INJURIES:
reported.WHAT TO DO:
Consumers should stop using these recalled
chainsaws and edgers immediately and check the date codes.
The chain saw
date code label can be found on the back of the motor housing in the lower left
corner of the warning label and follows the words "Serial No." Only chain saws
with the date code 01227, 01228, 01229, 01230, 01231, 01232, 01233, 01234, 01235
are included in this recall.
date code label is located on the warning label on the shaft and follows the
words "Serial No.," which is near the UL logo. Only electric edgers with the
date code 01234 or 01235 are included in the recall.
should stop using the recalled chainsaws and edgers immediately and return it to
the local Sears store where purchased for a replacement. For more information,
contact Sears, Roebuck and Co. customer service at 800-238-9333 from 7 a.m to 4
p.m. CT Monday through Friday.