About 277,000 Fiskars® 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears have been recalled by Fiskars Brands Inc., of Madison, Wis. The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. 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. “FISKARS” 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. The company has received a total of 33 reports of incidents, of which 10 occurred after the October 2014 recall announcement. The reports include pinched fingers, bruising and injuries to the head and face, some required stitches.
They were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014 for about $40. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lopper shears and contact Fiskars to receive a free replacement lopper. 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.
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