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Emak USA, Inc. recalls efco brand gas trimmers
- Starting date:
- December 10, 2013
- Posting date:
- December 10, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Outdoor Living
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Emak USA, Inc.
efco brand Gas Trimmers from Emak USA, Inc.
This recall involves certain efco brand Gas Trimmers from Emak USA, Inc. Three models are recalled in two engine sizes measured in cubic centimeters. They are: 36cc models 8371 S and 8371 T and a 40.2cc model 8421 T engine displacement. The brand name "efco" and model number are printed on the front of the engine and the brand name also appears on the wand.
The trimmers are used in both residential and professional applications for cutting grass and light brush. The cutting attachments include a trimmer head and metal blade. The trimmers are red and gray in color and come with either bike or loop handle configuration.
The muffler on the trimmer’s engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.
Emak USA has received eight reports of incidents, including two in Canada, and one resulting in singed hair. No serious injury or property damage has been reported.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these gas trimmers.
Approximately 166 units of the recalled trimmers were sold in Canada and 1,400 units were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled trimmers were sold between June 2009 and July 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Emak USA, Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled trimmers immediately and return them to an authorized efco dealer for a free muffler replacement kit.
For more information, consumers may contact Emak USA by telephone toll-free at 1-800-800-4420 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, by email or by visiting the firm’s website and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the home page.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.