Flymo has issued a safety recall notice for a large number of its cordless grass trimmers amid concerns over the safety of the battery charger.
Flymo issued the recall after discovering a fault with the chargers. The outer casing of these chargers could detach, exposing live wires.
The problem affects a significant number of the Flymo Contour Cordless 500XT and Contour Cordless XT grass trimmers, which were both launched this year.
The faulty chargers were supplied with the following grass trimmers: Flymo Contour Cordless 500XT models with product or article number 9666769-01, and Contour Cordless XT models with article numbers 9666768-01 and 9666768-27.
The problem does not affect the trimmers themselves, which are safe to handle.
Advice for owners of Flymo cordless grass trimmers
If you have purchased a Flymo Contour Cordless 500XT or XT grass trimmer this year, check if its product or article number matches those above. You can find this number on the label at the bottom of the shaft of the 500XT, and on the head of the XT.
If you own one of these trimmers, you should immediately switch off the charger at the wall and remove it from the socket, taking care not to touch any internal part and only handling the plastic casing.
Call the Flymo customer helpline on 0800 023 7232 for further information and to receive a replacement charger. They will also tell you how to safely dispose of the old one.
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