The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Black and Decker announced a voluntary recall of Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The trimmer/edger’s spool, spool cap and pieces of trimmer string can come loose during use and become airborne projectiles, posing a serious laceration hazard to the user, as well as bystanders. The trimmer/edgers can also overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.The trimmers, manufactured in China, were sold at major home center and hardware stores nationwide from November 2005 through January 2007 for about $70. Approximately 200,000 of the trimmers were sold.
The Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmers/Edgers are electric-powered. Trimmer/edgers with date codes 200546 through 200645 (representing manufacture dates of November 14, 2005 through November 6, 2006) are included in this recall. The date code is located on the underside of the trimmer/edger’s handle. Only trimmers with black spool caps are included in the recall. Those with orange spool caps are not included in the recall.