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Recall of the Week: RedMax brushcutter/trimmers due to fire hazard

Brush Cutter

By Rita R. Robison

About 10,500 RedMax brushcutter/trimmer are being recalled.

The brushcutter/trimmers were manufacturered by Husqvarna Zenoah Co. Ltd., an affiliate of Husqvarna Professional Products Inc.

Some fuel tanks allow leakage at the fuel cap, posing a fire hazard to consumers, Husqvarna and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement. No reports of fire, personal injury, or property damage have been received.

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

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.

Assembled in U.S., the brushcutter/trimmers were sold at authorized RedMax dealers and distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada for about $260.

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

For additional information, contact Husqvarna toll-free between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at 877-257-6921 or e-mail [email protected].

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Copyright 2011, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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