I saw this on another list and thought I would pass the word. I did a little checking before posting and this does not appear to be a hoax. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
MTD Recalls Log Splitters
December 10, 2009
MTD is recalling about 28,000 log splitters sold in the United States and Canada. The control handle of the log splitter could fail to automatically return to the neutral position as it should and could fail to stop the splitting wedge from moving forward, posing a risk of amputation to consumers hands and fingers.
The following log splitter brand names and model numbers are included in this recall. 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.