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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2003
Release # 03-135
|CMD Recall Hotline: (800) 210-9949 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Conceptual Marketing & Development, Inc., Announce Recall of Weed
Cutting Attachment Blades
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Conceptual Marketing & Development Inc.,
of Lincoln, Calif., is voluntarily recalling approximately 1.1 million metal
blades for their model 4650 weed cutting attachment. The blades can break off
and hit consumers causing severe impact and laceration injuries.
the commission are aware of 16 reports of blades breaking, resulting in 12
injuries. Injuries have ranged from lacerations requiring stitches to tendon and
Only cast aluminum metal alloy blades are included in the
recall. The blades measure 1/4 inch thick, 1 inch wide and 4 inches long, and
are a dull silver color. Blades that are either smooth on the bottom or have
ridges are included in the recall. All of the blades were made in the
Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide sold the blades
with the weed cutting attachments, or separately as replacements, from November
1999 through December 2001.The model 4650 weed cutter with blades sold for about
$15 and a set of three replacement blades sold for about $6.
should stop using the recalled blades immediately and contact CMD for free
replacements. Consumers can contact CMD at (800) 210-9949 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. PT Monday through Friday.