MTD Recalls Log Splitters Due to Amputation Hazard
Barbara McPherson | December 14, 2009 at 11:08 amby
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada have issued a recall notice for MTD log splitters. The following full description shows that these log splitters are sold at many stores under various names.
Brand NameModel NumberSold In: MTD Gold 24BF510B004 Hardware Stores MTD Gold 24BF510E204 Hardware Stores MTD Gold 24BF570L004 Hardware Stores MTD Gold 24BF570F204 Hardware Stores Troy-Bilt 24BF572B766 Hardware Stores Troy-Bilt 24AD597D766 Hardware Stores Troy-Bilt 24BF572B711 Lowe's Troy-Bilt 24AD597D711 Lowe's Yard Machines 24BF552B729 Home Depot Yard Machines 24BF550B029 Home Depot & Walmart Cub Cadet 24BF572B756 Home Depot Cub Cadet 24BF572B710 Independent Dealers Cub Cadet 24AD598A010 Independent Dealers Troy-Bilt 24BF572B766 Independent Dealers Troy-Bilt 24AD597D766 Independent Dealers MTD 24BF550M006 Walmart & Menards Craftsman 247.77640 Sears Craftsman 247.77641 Sears
Hazard: A control handle may not return the splitting wedge to a neutral position, allowing it to continue forward posing an amputation risk to fingers and hands. No injuries have been reported to date.
Fix: Stop using the log splitter immediately. Contact MTD Products Inc. to arrange for a repair if needed.
Number sold in U.S. approx. 26 000 in Canada approx. 2 000
Manufactured in U.S.