efco Expands String Trimmer Recall

Roughly 2,000 trimmers recalled; muffler on the engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.

efco has recalled roughly 1,900 of its gas string trimmers in the United States and 200 in Canada. This same product was previously recalled in December 2013.

The trimmers are used in residential and professional applications. The cutting attachments include a trimmer head and metal blade. The trimmers are about 72 inches long and up to 28 inches wide. They are red and gray with either a bike- or loop-handle configuration.

Three models are recalled in two engine sizes measured in cubic centimeters. They are 36cc models 8371 S and 8371 T, and a 40.2cc model 8421 T engine displacement. The brand “efco” and model number are printed on the front of the engine and the brand name also appears on the wand.

The company has received 11 reports of muffler failure, including two resulting in singed hair.

The units, manufactured in China, were sold at authorized efco dealers and Menard retail stores nationwide and online from June 2009 to July 2014 for about $400.

Visit the CPSC Website for more information.