Efco Expands Recall for Gas-Powered Trimmers Following Additional Complaints

Efco Expands Recall for Gas-Powered Trimmers Following Additional Complaints
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March 10, 2015

Efco is expanding a recall for gas-powered trimmers following more than 10 reports of muffler failure, including to that resulted in singed hair.

About 2,100 trimmers in the U.S. and Canada are affected by the recall, up from about 1,560 since the first recall in 2013 when there were eight complaints.

The trimmers are used in residential and professional applications for cutting grass and light brush. Three models are recalled in two engine sizes measured in cubic centimeters. They are 36cc models 8371 S and 8371 T, and a 40.2cc model 8421 T engine displacement.

They were sold at authorized Efco dealers and Menard retail stores nationwide and online from June 2009 to July 2014 for about $400.

Consumers should stop using the recalled trimmers immediately and return them to an authorized Efco dealer for a free replacement.

For more information, contact Comet USA at (800) 800-4420.