Fiskars 32-inch Bypass Lopper Shears, sold exclusively at Home Depot, have been recalled. The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.
Approximately 277,000 units have been sold in the U.S. and 11,000 in Canada. 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. The plastic gears connected to the pruning blades allow the consumers to open and close the pruning blades by moving the handles. “FISKARS” is printed on one handle and product identification information, including model number 6954, is printed on the label on the opposite handle above the barcode.
The firm has received 11 reports of incidents involving lopper handles breaking, including reports of bruising and lacerations, some consumers required stitches to the head and face.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled lopper shears and contact Fiskars to receive a replacement lopper.
These lopper shears were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40.
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