09 Oct 2014
October 9, 2014
Name of Product: Fiska 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears
Hazard: The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.
Consumer Contact: Fiskars toll-free at (855) 544-0151 anytime or visit Fiskars website at www2.fiskars.com and click on Product Notifications for more information.
Units: About 277,000 in the U.S. and 11,000 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears with model number 6954. The lopper shears have 32-inch dark orange steel handles and black rubber grips with a gray strip. Plastic gears connected to the pruning blades allow the consumers to open and close the pruning blades by moving the handles. FISKA is printed on one handle and product identification information, including model number 6954, is printed on a label on the opposite handle above the barcode.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of incidents involving lopper handles breaking, including reports of bruising and lacerations, some required stitches to the head and face.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lopper shears and contact Fiskars to receive a replacement lopper.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40
Distributor: Fiskars Brands Inc., of Madison, Wis.
Manufactured in: China