The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Black & Decker has issued a recall for approximately 44,400 units of its Craftsman V20 Cordless Tiller/Cultivators over concerns that incorrect assembly instructions could cause the blades to rotate toward the user, posing a significant safety risk.

Recall Specifics: Identifying the Craftsman V20 Cordless Tiller/Cultivators Affected

This recall affects only the Craftsman V20 Cordless Tiller/Cultivators with model number CMCTL320B, which can be found on the underside of the upper handle. These tillers and cultivators, characterized by their red and black color scheme and the "CRAFTSMAN" branding on their handles and bottoms, also feature UPC number 885911843430 on their packaging.
Tiller Recalled

The recalled units were sold nationwide from October 2022 to April 2024, priced between $129 and $179. They were available at major retailers, including Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores, and various Army and Air Force Exchanges.

While no injuries have been reported, Black & Decker has received one report of an incorrect attachment of the bottom portion of a unit. To prevent potential injuries, customers are urged to stop using these tillers/cultivators immediately.

Contact Craftsman for New Assembly Instructions to Ensure Safety

Consumers should contact Craftsman for new assembly instructions to ensure proper and safe use of the product. Craftsman and associated retailers are proactively reaching out to known purchasers with further guidance.

For detailed assembly instructions and additional information about this recall, consumers can visit the Craftsman recall page or call (855) 237-6848 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

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