Additional Injuries Prompt Recall Reannouncement of Fiskars Lopper Shears
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reannounced a recall due to the occurrence of additional injuries.
The recall, originally announced in October 2014, applies to Fiskars 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears. The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration to users.
Fiskars has received a total of 33 reports of incidents, 10 of which occurred after the initial recall announcement. The reports include pinched fingers, bruising and injuries to the head and face, some required stitches.
The recalled item is the Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears, model number 6954. The lopper shears have 32-inch dark orange steel handles and black rubber grips with a gray strip. Plastic gears connected to the pruning blades allow users to open and close the pruning blades by moving the handles. FISKARS is printed on one handle and product identification information, including model number 6954, is printed on a label on the opposite handle above the barcode.
The product was sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40.
About 277,000 shears are included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lopper shears and contact Fiskars to receive a free replacement product.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact Fiskars at (855) 544-0151.