January 23, 2006
Country Home Products, Inc. Announces Recall to Repair Cordless Electric Lawnmowers
Name of Product: 2005 Model NEUTON® Cordless Electric Lawnmowers
Units: About 15,700
Importer: Country Home Products, Inc., of Vergennes, Vt.
Hazard: When the handlebar is released on the recalled lawnmowers, the motor could continue to run, which causes the blade to continue to spin. In addition, there is excessive heat build up in the wire coil inside the housing and also in the safety key.
Description: The recalled lawnmowers were sold under the NEUTON® name and carry model number EM 4 1 NEUTON® printed on the front portion of the lawnmower. The lawnmowers are two shades of green and have a 14-inch cutting width with rear bagging capability. The serial number ranges of the recalled mowers are CE04049212 through CE04054902 and CE04061492 through CE04071541. The serial number can be found by lifting the rear discharge guard of the mower. It is on a sticker on the lower left side of the mower housing.
Sold by: Mail orders, Web sites, and by gas-lawnmower exchange programs and through a small number of outdoor power equipment dealerships nationwide from February 2005 through June 2005 for about $400. NOTE: Not all mowers shipped during this time period are included in the recall. Only mowers within the specified serial number range are included.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Remedy: Country Home Products, Inc. is sending all registered owners instructions on how to perform the free repair on these mowers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Country Home Products,
Inc. toll-free at (888) 294-5029, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturdays. Consumers also can
view and download instructions from NEUTON® Mower Equipment’s Web site at http://www.drpower.com/CHPContent/Notices/cem_safetyinformation_0602.html