WASHINGTON - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with MTD Products Inc. of Cleveland, OH, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 28,100 log splitters.

The CPSC said the control handle of the log splitter could fail to automatically return to the neutral position as it should and could fail to stop the splitting wedge from moving forward, posing a risk of amputation to consumers’ hands and fingers.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled log splitters were manufactured from November 2008 through October 2009. Approximately 26,000 of them were sold in the United States and 2,100 in Canada.

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