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Replacement lawnmower blades recalled for breakage risk

Consumer Reports News: January 25, 2012 11:38 AM

A recall warning for Oregon Replacement Lawnmower Blades has been issued by Blount International Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today. The safety agency says the blades can break during normal use and pose a laceration hazard to the user and bystanders.

According to the CPSC, Blount has received seven reports of the replacement blades breaking during use with Ariens 48-inch lawnmowers. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using lawnmowers with the recalled blades and return the blades to the store where purchased or directly to Blount for a free replacement.

This recall involves Blount lawnmower replacement blades sold at independent lawn and garden sales and service stores nationwide from January 2010 through September 2011 for about $20. “Oregon,” part number “91-003” and “PA” or “PJ” are printed on the surface of the recalled blades.

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For additional information, consumers can call Blount (toll-free: 866-685-5449), or visit www.blount.com.

Blount International Recalls Replacement Blades Used with Ariens Lawnmowers Due to Laceration Hazard [CPSC]

Paul Eng

   

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