More injuries prompt renewed Black & Decker trimmer/edger recall

The CPSC is recalling about 200,000 GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers due to laceration and burn hazards.

The trimmer/edger’s spool, spool cap and pieces of trimmer string can come loose during use and become airborne projectiles, posing a serious laceration hazard to the user, as well as bystanders. The trimmer/edgers can also overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

At the time of the original recall in July 2007, the company had received 700 incident reports, including 58 injuries.

Since then, an additional 100 incidents have been reported, 10 of which required medical attention.

The affected units have date codes 200546 through 200645, and were available at major home center and hardware stores nationwide from November 2005 through January 2007 for about $70.

The company advises consumers stop using the units, and is offering a free repair for all affected units.