CPSC Fines Black & Decker For Defective Weed Trimmer

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday that tool importer and manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $960,000 to settle allegations that it failed to report dangerous defects on its Grasshog XP grass trimmer.

The penalty resolves the CPSC's claims that Black & Decker illegally withheld information about the defects. The company denies any fault or liability, according to the settlement.

More than 100,000 Grasshogs sold for about $70 each between 2005 and 2007 allegedly posed serious...
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