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WASHINGTON, May 29, 2003 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Conceptual Marketing & Development Inc. of Lincoln, Calif., is recalling about 1.1 million metal weed cutting attachment blades that can break off causing injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The company had received 16 reports of blades breaking, causing a dozen injuries ranging from lacerations that required stitches to bone injuries.

The cast aluminum metal alloy blades are made for Conceptual Marketing & Development's model 4650 weed cutting attachment. They are 1/4-inch thick, 1-inch wide and 4 inches long. The dull silver blades are either smooth or have ridges and were sold at hardware and home improvement stores nationwide with weed cutting attachments, or separately as replacements, from November 1999 through December 2001.

The model 4650 weed cutter with blades sold for about $15 and a set of three replacement blades sold for about $6.

Consumers should not use the recalled blades and can contact CMD for free replacement blades at 800 210-9949.

Copyright 2003 by United Press International.

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