August 5, 2009

Black & Decker grass trimmers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Black & Decker lawn trimmers due to a laceration hazard.

The Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers have caused numerous injuries due to the spool, spool cap and pieces of trimmer string coming lose during use, the commission said in a statement.

About 200,000 trimmers, made in China, were sold nationwide by Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. of Towson, Md., from November 2005 through January 2007 for about $70.

Consumers were advised to stop using the trimmers and contact Black & Decker for a free repair kit.

Consumers can call 888-742-0158 for information.