(WBNG Binghamton) MTD Products Inc. has recalled about 14,500 TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachments.
The steel shaft that drives the edger blade can break during use causing the edger blade to detach.
If the blade detaches, it can hit the user or bystanders, posing a laceration hazard.
No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves MTD TrimmerPlus™ Edger Attachment Model 41AJLE-C092 LE720.
The edger is sold separately as an attachment and can be attached to most major brand attachment-capable trimmers.
The edger is used to cut grass along an edge such as a driveway or sidewalk. "TrimmerPlus" and "LE720" are printed on the blade's housing.
Only certain serial numbers "1C##1DR####" through "1D##1DR####" are included in the recall.
The serial number and "MTD" are printed on white labels on the edger's pole.
The products were sold at Lowe's and other hardware and home improvement stores nationwide and on the Web between March 2011 and April 2011 for about $70.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled MTD TrimmerPlus™ Edgers and contact MTD to receive a free replacement.
For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.mtdproducts.com.