Sunday, December 13, 2009

Log Splitters by MTD Products, Inc. Recalled Due to Amputation Hazard

MTD Products Inc., the manufacturer of Log Splitters, has recalled its product due to the risk that the control handle of the log splitter may fail to automatically return to the neutral position causing the splitting wedge to fail to stop from moving forward posing a risk of amputating the operator's hands and fingers.

The following log splitter brand names and model numbers are included in this recall. They were sold in red, black and yellow in 21, 25, 27 and 33 ton models. The model number is located on the frame near the engine. Log splitters manufactured from November 2008 through October 2009 are included in this recall. Only models with certain serial numbers are included in this recall.

Brand Name Model Number Sold In:
MTD Gold 24BF510B004 Hardware Stores
MTD Gold 24BF510E204 Hardware Stores
MTD Gold 24BF570L004 Hardware Stores
MTD Gold 24BF570F204 Hardware Stores
Troy-Bilt 24BF572B766 Hardware Stores
Troy-Bilt 24AD597D766 Hardware Stores
Troy-Bilt 24BF572B711 Lowe's
Troy-Bilt 24AD597D711 Lowe's
Yard Machines 24BF552B729 Home Depot
Yard Machines 24BF550B029 Home Depot & Walmart
Cub Cadet 24BF572B756 Home Depot
Cub Cadet 24BF572B710 Independent Dealers
Cub Cadet 24AD598A010 Independent Dealers
Troy-Bilt 24BF572B766 Independent Dealers
Troy-Bilt 24AD597D766 Independent Dealers
MTD 24BF550M006 Walmart & Menards
Craftsman 247.77640 Sears
Craftsman 247.77641 Sears

The log splitters were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Sears, Walmart, hardware stores and by independent dealers from November 2008 through October 2009 for between $1,000 and $2,300. Consumers should immediately discontinue using the recalled log splitters and contact MTD Products Inc. to determine if their log splitter is included in the recall, to receive inspection instructions and to receive a free repair if needed; call MTD at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s website at

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 [866.WIN.1.NOW]
Facsimile: 208.342.2509

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