FL20 Safety Issues


From: Kathy P.

I have owned the Featherlite FL20 for several years now but have recently discovered a safety issue that I felt I needed to report. I have hair that is down to my waist and normally pull it under a hat when I use the FeatherLite. Last week I just pulled my hair into a high ponytail on my head. Imagine my surpise when I was trimming around a tree and my head was flung back and the butt end of the weed eater ended up about 6 inches from my head. I discovered that my hair had been sucked in to the motor thru one of the holes in the back. Luckily my fiance is a mechanic and took the end apart and managed to get most of my hair out of the silver wheel. I ended up losing some patches of hair, my hair was burnt and I now have major split ends, but I did not end up in a hospital or anything like that. The only thing that broke on the weedeater was the kill switch and we ordered a new one and replaced the part. I feel obligated to let you know of this accident as maybe it has happened before or could happen to someone in the future. I am not sure if on newer trimmer models there is some type of screen covering the openings so that nothing gets caught in it, but it may be something to consider in the future. Please look into some type of cover so that this does not happen to anyone else. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your attention to this matter.

Hi Kathy,
thank you very much for the warning! I’m sure your reply will help someone prevent getting seriously injured. I wish you fast recovery.

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