Posted on Aug 04, 2009
After receiving an additional 100 complaints of injuries by consumers, Black & Decker expanded and extended its previous recall in 2007 of its Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers. The new recall covers approximately 200,000 of this particular product.

Apparently, the design defect in this particular product is multi-faceted: first, there are pieces of the trimmer that are prone to become loose, which are at risk of being launched from the trimmer; second, this product tends to overheat during use, which presents the user with the risk of being burned.

Black & Decker is offering consumers a free repair kit. Additional information on this defective product recall is available at Black & Decker's website at

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