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March 28, 2012

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officially issued the trademark for a variety of Menards lawn and garden products.

The Eau Claire, Wis.-based home center retailer filed its application Aug. 2, 2011, and was officially given the trademark March 20.

The yard and lawn applications include lawn mowers, mechanical spreaders for seed and dry lawn chemicals, and mechanical lawn aerators. The brand also applies to power tools such as blowers, edgers, lawn trimmers and hedge shears.

February 17, 2012

Southbridge, Mass.-based Hyde Tools introduced three new Hyde glass scrapers with a new look and new functionality.

The high end of these offerings is a retractable, soft-grip glass scraper with built-in storage for removing coatings, paint and stickers from glass, mirrors or windshields. The rubberized body provides a safe, comfortable grip. Tucked into the tool is convenient storage for up to five razor blades.

Two additional scrapers being introduced also feature blade storage. These include:

May 9, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kohler Co. of Kohler, Wis., has recalled 10,000 lawn tractors sold under the Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt and Husqvarna brands because of the possibility of injuries to users.

A wire connector on the lawn tractors’ engine can become disconnected, causing the operator's seat switch to fail. When this happens, the blades will not shut down, posing a laceration hazard to consumer.

May 2, 2011

Consumer demand for lawnmowers, trimmers, edgers, rotary tillers and other outdoors power equipment will grow over the next several years as spending rebounds from the 2007 to 2009 recession, according to the Freedonia Group.

Consumer demand for lawnmowers, trimmers, edgers, rotary tillers and other outdoors power equipment will grow over the next several years as spending rebounds from the 2007 to 2009 recession, according to the Freedonia Group. 

U.S. demand for power lawn and garden equipment will increase 5.7% yearly to $10.4 billion in 2015, the Cleveland-based market research group said. Improvement in U.S. housing activity, including both new construction and the sale of existing homes, will also benefit sales. 

December 5, 2010

While the utility knife is a staple of home channel tool sales, an array of...

While the utility knife is a staple of home channel tool sales, an array of pocket knives, multi-tools, folding knives and the like are getting shelf space at hardware retailers.

Brands like SOG, Buck and Gerber are finding their way into national retail chains where they say customers are looking for more options in cutting tools—and they’re not afraid of higher price points.

September 30, 2007

Black & Decker issued a recall on its Grasshog Trimmer/Edgers due to a laceration hazard...