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2020 Troy-Bilt and Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle trimmers and Remington 25cc 2- Cycle polesaws Recall

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Recall Date: April 16, 2020

Recall Number: 20-110

MTD Southwest Recalls Trimmers and Polesaws Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Troy-Bilt and Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle trimmers and Remington 25cc 2-Cycle polesaws

Hazard: The head of the trimmers and polesaws can continue to rotate when the throttle is released, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmers and polesaws and contact MTD Southwest for instructions on obtaining a free replacement trimmer or polesaw.

Consumer Contact:

MTD Southwest toll-free at 888-848-6038 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recall tab located on the bottom of the homepage for more information. .

Recall Details

Units: About 2,660


This recall involves Troy-Bilt, Craftsman-branded trimmers and Remingtonbranded polesaws powered by a 25cc 2-Cycle gasoline engine. The trimmer’s housing is red and black and Troy-Bilt or Craftsman is printed on the top of the unit. The polesaw’s housing is orange and black and Remington is printed on the top of the unit. Trimmers and polesaws have serial numbers 1K199DG1886 through 1L059DH1017. The model and serial number is located on the white model label on the engine cover. The following model numbers are included in this recall.

Brand Model Product Description UPC
Troy-Bilt 41AD252S766 TB252S Straight Shaft Trimmer 084931848528
Troy-Bilt 41CDZ25C766 TB22 Curve Shaft Trimmer 084931845725
Craftsman 41BDZ20C791 (CMXGTAMDZ20C) WC215 Curve Shaft Trimmer 084931847729
Craftsman 41BDZ22C791 (CMXGTAMDZ22C) WS215 Straight Shaft Trimmer 084931847736
Remington 41CDPS1C983 RM2599 Polesaw 084931843950


Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Ace Hardware, Menards, Tru Value, Do It Best, Fred Meyer, and other stores nationwide from November 2019 through January 2020 for between $109 and $190.

Manufacturer: MTD Southwest Inc., of Tempe, Ariz.

Manufactured in: Mexico

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.


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