Black & Decker Recalls CRAFTSMAN V20 Cordless Tillers/Cultivators Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product:

CRAFTSMAN® V20 Cordless Tillers/Cultivators

Hazard:

The assembly instructions can cause consumers to incorrectly attach the bottom portion of the tiller/cultivator upside down, causing the tines to rotate toward the user, posing a laceration hazard.

Recall Date:

May 30, 2024

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves CRAFTSMAN Model CMCTL320B V20 Cordless Tillers/Cultivators. The model number is located on the underside of the upper handle. “CRAFTSMAN” is located on the handle and the bottom portion. The tillers/cultivators are red and black. Only products with UPC number 885911843430 on the side of the product packaging are included in this recall.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tillers/cultivators and contact CRAFTSMAN for new assembly instructions illustrating how to properly attach the bottom portion of the tillers/cultivators. The updated assembly instructions are also available on CRAFTSMAN’s website at https://www.craftsman.com/pages/safety-notices-and-recalls-cmctl320b. CRAFTSMAN and sellers of the recalled tillers/cultivators are sending updated assembly instructions to known purchasers.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of incorrect attachment of the bottom portion of the unit. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores nationwide, certain Army & Air Force Exchanges, and online at Amazon.com from October 2022 through April 2024 for between $129 and $179.

Importer(s):

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Maryland

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