The telescoping poles of the pruner can separate, causing the poles to come apart and fall with the saw blade and pruner head also falling, posing a laceration hazard.
Fiskars received two reports of the poles separating and falling. Two laceration injuries requiring stitches have been reported.
This recall involves Fiskars 16-foot extendable pole saw/pruners with model numbers 9463, 9440 and 9441.
These pole saw/pruners are lawn and garden tools that extend from 7 feet to 16 feet and are used to cut high tree branches with either their pruner – for smaller branches – or their 15-inch hooked wood saw blade for larger branches.
The blade is secured to an oval-shaped fiberglass and aluminum telescoping pole set that locks into place through a double-locking system consisting of two orange c-clamps and a black-and-orange lock and pin mechanism in each of the upper and lower pole assemblies.
They have an orange and black pole. “Fiskars” is printed on the pole. The model number is printed on the UPC code on the pole.
The saw/pruners were sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online at fiskars.com from December 2016 through September 2020. The price was about $100 for Model No. 9463 and $65 for Model Nos. 9440 and 9441.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pole saw/pruners and contact Fiskars Brands to receive instructions on how to destroy and dispose of the product in exchange for a refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.
For more information, call Fiskars Brands at 888-847-8716 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, visit https://fiskarsliveagent.secure.force.com/FiskarsProductNotification/, or visit www.fiskars.com and scroll to the bottom of the page and select Product Notifications.