Consumer product recall

Husqvarna petrol grass trimmer recalled due to fire hazard

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Summary

Product
Husqvarna petrol grass trimmer
Issue
Consumer products - Fire hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and return to a certified Husqvarna dealer for repair.

Affected products

This recall involves certain Husqvarna petrol grass trimmers manufactured between 2021 and 2023.

Manufacture Year Model Name Model Number
2021-2023 330LK 970514501
2021-2023 330LK 970514502
2021-2023 330LK 970514503
2021-2023 330LK 970514504
2021-2023 330LK 970514504
2021-2023 130C 970514301
2021-2023 130C 970514302
2021-2023 130C 970514303
2021-2023 130C 970694601
2021-2023 130C 970694701
2021-2023 130L 970514401
2021-2023 130L 970514402
2021-2023 130L 970514403
2021-2023 130L 970694801
2021-2023 130L 970694901

Issue

The ignition modules utilized on the affected string trimmers can sometimes, but not always, experience an electrical spark or arcing during startup or operation. If gasoline has been spilled on or near the unit, it can ignite in certain circumstances.

As of January 19, 2024, the company has received no reports of thermal events in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 12 reports of thermal events and 1 reports of minor burns.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Husqvarna Petro Gas Trimmer and return for repair to a Husqvarna Certified Dealer.

For more information, consumers can contact Husqvarna by telephone at 877-257-6921 from 8am to 7pm ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.husqvarna.com/ca-en/ or www.husqvarna.com/ca-fr/.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Husqvarna Professional Products Inc..

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind consumers to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 17,227 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 403,000 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from October 2022 to November 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in United States

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Tools and accessories
Companies

[Retailer/Distributor/Importer/Manufacturer]

Husqvarna Professional Products Inc.

Charlotte, North Carolina

United States

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-74966