CSA International Announces Voluntary Recall by Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. to Repair CMM1000 19-inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers

February 17, 2002

CSA International is announcing a voluntary recall by Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md., to repair about 9,000 model number CMM1000 19-inch cordless electric lawnmowers (date codes 9534 through 200230). An electrical component in the lawn mower can overheat, posing the possibility of a fire hazard to consumers.

Black & Decker has not received any reports of overheating components, fires or injuries in Canada. This voluntary recall is being conducted to help prevent the possibility of injury.

The recall to repair involves 19-inch cordless electric lawn mowers with the model number CMM1000 or CMM1000R date codes from 9534 through 200230, both of which are located on the silver and black label affixed to the rear door of the mower. The lawn mowers have either an orange or green deck cover with a black motor cover. The lawn mowers have the words “Black & Decker” and “Cordless” on top of the motor cover.

No other Black & Decker lawn mowers are involved in this Recall.

These mowers were sold through distributors in Canada from February 1996 through August 2002 for about $549.

Consumers should stop using the lawn mower immediately and call Black & Decker toll-free at (866) 229-5570 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to arrange for a free repair. For more information log on to the company’s website at www.blackanddecker.com