DR Power Equipment recalls Pro XL501 chipper shredders due to laceration hazard

DR Power Chipper Shredder Pro XL501

DR Power Equipment has issued a recall of its Pro XL501 chipper shredders due to possible laceration hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC reports that the Pro XL501’s fin scroll can fail, ejecting pieces of metal from the chipper shredder hopper during operation, posing a laceration hazard.

This recall involves DR Power Chipper Shredder with model numbers CS35050BEN and CS35050BENR (the model number is on the side of the unit). The recalled chipper shredders have an orange body, a black motor on a black metal frame that has two wheels; “DR” and “PROXL501” are printed on the motor.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chipper shredders,” states the CPSC. “DR Power Equipment is contacting all known purchasers and automatically sending them a repair kit with installation instructions. Consumers will also be provided with a small sticker with letters ‘NF’ to place on the unit’s data tag to indicate that the scroll has been replaced. Consumers not wishing to make the repair themselves will be directed to a servicing dealer to make the free repair for them, including transportation to and from the dealer.”

About 2,100 of the units have been sold in the United States at equipment dealers and online at www.drpower.com, from September 2019 through September 2022. In addition, about 27 were sold in Canada and about three were sold in Mexico.

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