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Log splitter recalled due to amputation hazard

About 26,000 MTD products Log Splitter are under recall. The control handle can fail to return to neutral leaving the splitter running and posing an amputation risk.
About 26,000 MTD products Log Splitter are under recall. The control handle can fail to return to neutral leaving the splitter running and posing an amputation risk.

MTD makes log splitters for Troy-bilt, Cub Cadet, Yard Machines and Craftsman. They were sold in red, black and yellow in 21, 25, 27 and 33 ton models. The model number is located on the frame near the engine. Log splitters manufactured from November 2008 through October 2009 are included in this recall. Only models with certain serial numbers are included in this recall.

The affected model numbers are:
MTD Gold24BF510B004
MTD Gold24BF510E204
MTD Gold24BF570L004
MTD Gold24BF570F204
Troy-Bilt24BF572B766
Troy-Bilt24AD597D766
Troy-Bilt24BF572B711
Troy-Bilt24AD597D711
Yard Machines24BF552B729
Yard Machines24BF550B029
Cub Cadet24BF572B756
Cub Cadet24BF572B710
Cub Cadet24AD598A010
Troy-Bilt24BF572B766
Troy-Bilt24AD597D766
MTD 24BF550M006
Craftsman247.77640
Craftsman247.77641
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