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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

April 24, 2003
Alert #03-537

CPSC, Country Home Products, Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Cordless Electric Lawnmowers

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. For more information about recalls, visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Name of product: Cordless Electric Lawnmowers

Units: 2,800

Manufacturer: Country Home Products Inc., of Vergennes, Vt.

Hazard: Because these lawnmowers lack a safety guard, a consumer's foot could go under the plastic housing and be struck by the blade. These lawnmowers do not comply with the mandatory federal safety standard for lawnmowers under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled lawnmowers were sold under the NEUTON-brand name. They have model number EM 4.1 printed on one side of the deck and "NEUTON" printed on the other. The lawnmowers have a 14-inch cutting width with rear bagging capability.

Sold at: Country Home Products catalog and Web site sold these lawnmowers nationwide from January 2003 through March 2003 for about $399.

Manufactured in: Taiwan.

Remedy: Country Home Products is sending all registered owners a repair kit. If consumers have not received a repair kit by May 31, 2003, contact Country Home Products to request a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Call Country Home Products at (800) 673-1225 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at http://www.countryhomeproducts.com/neutonrecall.html

Media Contact: Michelle Stockmann at (802) 877-1201, Ext. 1027.

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