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RedMax Brushcutter / Trimmer

Starting date:
October 7, 2011
Posting date:
October 7, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002674

Affected products

RedMax Brushcutter/Trimmer

Product description

The recalled brushcutter/trimmer is a RedMax model TR2350S. Recalled brushcutters have shaft serial numbers ranging from 10215377 to 10625892, and engine serial numbers ranging from 10115390 to 10425910.

The model number and shaft serial number are located on a label on the shaft halfway between the trimmer head and the engine. The engine serial number is located on the bottom of engine between the two screws that secure fuel tank to the engine. See illustration below.

The product is powered by a 2-cycle gasoline engine and cuts grass or weeds through the use of a spinning black trimmer head containing a spool of filament line.

Hazard identified

Certain brushcutters may have a quality issue that could cause a potential safety hazard. The top of the fuel tank where the fuel cap is secured does not meet specifications in some units allowing fuel to leak when the fuel cap is not securely tightened, therein possibly posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Husqvarna and Health Canada have received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the brushcutters.

Number sold

Approximately 400 units of the recalled product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from approximately March 2011 to July 2011 at authorized RedMax dealers and distributors throughout Canada.

Place of origin

Assembled in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Husqvarna Zenoah Co. Ltd.
an affiliate of Husqvarna Professional, Charlotte N.C.
1-9 Minimadai
Kawagoe, Saitama
3501165
JAPAN

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to their local RedMax dealer for repair.

For additional information, please contact Husqvarna toll-free between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday at 1-877-257-6921 or e-mail the company.