Recall: Weather Radios & Weed Trimmers, Brushcutters and Augers Recalled

October 20, 1999 (301) 504-7058
Release # 00-007

CPSC, Firms Announce Recalls of Weather Radios and Various Weed Trimmers, Brushcutters and Augers

This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.

  • Midland Weather Radios - Midland Consumer Radio Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., is recalling 9,000 weather radios. The radio contains a programming error, which can cause the device to fail to recognize certain signals broadcast by the National Weather Service.

  • Weed Trimmers, Brushcutters and Augers - Stihl Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 7,200 weed trimmers, 192 brushcutters and 344 augers. Fuel could leak from an unsealed seam in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.