A brand of lopper shears sold at Home Depot have been recalled after multiple incident and injury reports.
Fiskars has received 11 incident reports involving broken lopper shears, some of which included reports of bruising, and lacerations that required stitches to the face and head.
About 288,000 shears in the U.S. and Canada are affected by the recall.
Owners should immediately stop using the recalled lopper shears and contact Fiskars to receive a replacement.
The recall affects model number 6954 Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears with 32-inch dark orange steel handles and black rubber grips with a gray strip. The model number is printed on a label on the opposite handle above the barcode.
They were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40.
Fiskars can be contacted by phone at (855) 544-0151.