Nearly 550,000 saws sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide are being recalled because they pose a “laceration hazard.”
Fiskars Brands Inc., of Middleton, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling about 467,680 of its 16-foot Extendable Pole Saw and Pruner because “the telescoping poles of the pole saw/pruner can separate, causing the poles to come apart and fall down and the saw blade and pruner head to drop, posing a laceration hazard,” according to a recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
As part of a separate recall, Black & Decker is recalling about 82,000 Craftsman 10-inch corded chain saws because the saws “can start unexpectedly without operation of the switch when the extension cord adaptor is connected upside down.”
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Consumers should immediately stop using both the pole saw and pruners and the Craftsman recalled chain saws, the notices say.
In September, more than 256,6000 electric, cordless saws sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and on the home improvement chain’s website were recalled because they posed a “laceration hazard.”
Craftsman chain saw recall
For the Craftsman recall, which is model CMECSP610, only chain saws with date codes of 2019-40 through 2020-35 are included. The date code is laser etched on the underside of the handle base. Consumers can get a free repair kit when they contact the company.
Craftsman says it has received one report of the “recalled chain saw starting without operation of the switch causing a laceration injury to a consumer.” The saw sold at Lowe’s and other hardware stores nationwide and at Amazon from October 2019 through August 2020 for about $100.
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Fiskars’ recall is for model numbers 9463, 9440 and 9441 and the company says it “has received two reports of that happening, both of which caused injuries that required stitches.”
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pole saw/pruners and contact Fiskars Brands to receive instructions on how to destroy and dispose of the product in exchange for a full refund.
Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide as well as Fiskars.com sold the saws from December 2016 through September 2020 for about $100 (Model No. 9463) and $65 (Model Nos. 9440 and 9441).
Call Fiskars Brands toll-free at 888-847-8716 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or go online at https://fiskarsliveagent.secure.force.com/FiskarsProductNotification/.
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