A defective and dangerous product may harm you or a loved one as you work in the yard, CNNMoney reported on August 4. Power tool company Black & Decker issued a recall last week for The GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers. The estimated 200,000 grass trimmers are said to cause serious lacerations and burns in users. Shockingly, this is the second time in two years that the Grasshog has been recalled.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission explained that the edge trimmer’s spool cap and portions of the trimmer string can break, with sections of the trimmer string flying into the air and potentially hitting users or those nearby. In addition, the CPSC said that the machine can become overheated, causing serious burns.
The defective edge trimmer has resulted in 100 different incident reports as well as 10 injures that needed medical attention that involved burns, lacerations, and bruises. The Grasshog was sold nationally at a number of home stores and hardware stores for approximately $70. Those with the black spool cap are being recalled – Grasshogs with orange spool caps are thought to be safe.
Almost two years ago this week, the Grasshog was recalled by Black and Decker after 700 different incident reports and 58 injuries involving the defective grass trimmer. Black and Decker did not comment on its dangerous and defective product.
The Grasshog can be returned for a full refund.