In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bachtold Brothers Inc., of Gibson City, Ill. is voluntarily recalling about 63,600 Weed and Brush Cutters. The operator can come in contact with the rotating blade, even when disengaged, by pulling on the front of the mower deck while the engine is running, posing a serious injury hazard to consumers.
The recalled Weed and Brush Cutters have an orange or green body and include the W-24 models, sold under the Bachtold Whipper, DR Field & Brush Mower, and B-800 (with a 77-100 deck) brand names. The brand name is printed on the drive box between the engine and the left wheel.
The brush cutters were sold through Country Home Products' catalogues, as well as independent distributors nationwide, from January 1978 through April 2001 for between $950 and $1,600.
The company has received eight reports of laceration injuries.
If you have been injured by a Bachtold Brothers Inc. Brush Cutter, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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