|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
May 8, 2003
Release # 03-124
Company Phone Number: (800) 776-5191 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Homelite Announce Recall of Chainsaws
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
Name of product: Chainsaws
Distributor: Homelite Consumer Products, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Hazard: These saws can operate while the engine is at the "idle"
setting, posing a risk of serious lacerations to the operator and
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These Homelite brand chainsaws have model number UT10946
and manufacture dates of 11-02 (November 2002) or 12-02 (December 2002).
The model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on the lower corners
of a black data label located on back side of the chainsaw's engine
housing, opposite the on/off trigger. They have a red housing with black
trim and are sold in a rectangular black plastic case.
Sold at: Home and hardware stores nationwide sold these chainsaws from
December 2002 through February 2003 for about $200.
Remedy: Contact Homelite to find the nearest Homelite-authorized service
center for a free throttle adjustment. The stores where these chainsaws
were purchased do not provide this service.
Consumer Contact: Call Homelite at (800) 776-5191 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at
Notice and Disclaimer: The information provided in these pages is preliminary and informational only. No liability is offered or assumed for inaccuracies in this information. Please check with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to confirm the completeness of all information provided.
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