Blount International recalls replacement blades Monday, August 28, 2006 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Blount International Inc., announced a voluntary recall Oregon and Silver Streak Replacement Snapper lawnmower blades. When the lawnmower is operated, the replacement blade can crack and pieces can break away, posing a serious laceration hazard. Blount has received six reports of replacement blades either cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported. Description and Models: The recalled replacement lawnmower blades are intended for use on Snapper riding lawnmowers. The recalled blades are sold for use as replacement parts under the Oregon and Silver Streak brands only. Original equipment blades on Snapper lawnmowers and "Snapper" brand replacement blades are not included in this recall. The recalled blades are red and marked "MADE IN USA," "GRASS SIDE CX", "Oregon" or "SILVER STREAK." The part number and date code are engraved on one side of the blade. The recalled blades are part numbers: 99-111, 99-112, 99-113, 99-114, 99-117, 99-118, 99-926, 99-930 and date codes: BL, BM, BN, BP, BQ, BR, BS, BT, BU, BV, BW, BX, BY, BZ, CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, CP. Sold at power or yard equipment dealers and hardware stores nationwide from November 2002 through August 2006 for between $16 and $28. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the replacement blades and return them to the store where purchased or any other retailer that carries the Snapper Riding Lawnmowers for a free replacement. For more information, consumers can contact Blount at (866) 685-5449 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Blount's Web sites at www.blount.com or www.Oregonchain.com.