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Homelite Consumer Products Announce Recall to Repair Chain Saws Due to Chain Brake Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.








Name of Product: Homelite Chain Saws

Units: About 370,000

Importer: Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: The chain brake can fail to stop the chain on its first application, posing a risk of laceration to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Homelite brand chain saws with the following model numbers: UT10514, UT10516, UT10517, UT10518, UT10520, UT10540, UT10560 and UT10918. Affected chain saws have manufacture date between November 2007 and August 2008. Both the model number and the date of manufacture appear on the chain saw's data plate, located beneath the rear handle of the saw. Products with a green 'dot' sticker under the bottom side of the handle area and on the outside of the package are not subject to this recall.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide between December 2007 and October 2008 for between $110 and $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chain saws and contact Homelite Consumer Products to locate the nearest authorized service center to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Homelite Consumer Products Inc. (800) 242-4672 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.homelite.com



Picture of Recalled Homelite Chain Saw indicating the front hand guard/chain brake and the data label with model number and date manufactured

Picture of Recalled Homelite Chain Saw indicating the front hand guard/chain brake and the data label with model number and date manufactured

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Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission