Husqvarna string trimmers recalled for fuel leak hazard

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In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Husqvarna Professional Products has issued a voluntary recall for an estimated 26,000 string and hedge trimmers due to a possible fuel leak hazard. Approximately 6,500 units of two models of Husqvarna hedge trimmers, the 122HD45 and 122HD60, are affected by this recall, along with a single model of string trimmer, the Husqvarna 122C. The fuel tanks in these trimmers may contain a defective rubber spacing device meant to secure the fuel line in the proper position. The rubber spacer may leak fuel, causing a fire hazard. Grass Trimmer Model 122Cs affected by this recall an estimated 19,500 units, are imprinted with serial numbers ranging between 2011 17 00001 and 2011 52 99999. The serial number can be found on a black plate on the bottom of the trimmer’s muffler side. Hedge trimmers affected by this recall are imprinted with serial numbers ranging between 2011 17 00001 and 2011 52 99999. The serial number on the hedge trimmers can be found on a black plate affixed to the gearbox on the trimmer’s lower section. The trimmers affected by this recall were sold at Sears and Lowe’s hardware stores, as well as other authorized Husqvarna dealers between May 2011 and January 2012 for a price ranging from $150 to $320. Owners of affected trimmers should discontinue their use and return them to the original place of purchase for a free repair. More information about this recall can be obtained from the Husqvarna website.