Hitachi Koki Recalls Grass Trimmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Grass trimmers

Hazard: The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grass trimmers and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. toll-free at (855) 880-6638 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hitachipowertools.com and click on "Safety Notice Recall" for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hitachi-Koki-Recalls-Grass-Trimmers/.

Recall Details

Units: About 115,000 units in the United States  and 12,400 in Canada

Description: This recall involves twelve models of Hitachi Koki and Tanaka-brand hand-held grass trimmers. The gasoline-powered trimmers have either a green engine cover (Hitachi) or orange (Tanaka). The Hitachi or Tanaka logo is printed on the circular plate on the starter pull housing. Model and serial numbers are also located on the circular plate. Trimmers included in the recall have one of the following model numbers and have a serial number that begin with J, P or a number:

Brand

Model Number

Hitachi

CG22EAB(SLP)

 

CG22EAD(SLP)

CG22EAS(SLP)

 

CG24EASP(SL)

 

CG27EASP(SL)

Tanaka

TCG22EAB(SLP)

 

TCG22EAD(SLP)

TCG22EA S (SLP)

 

TCG24EASP(SL)

 

TCG27EASP(SL)

TCG40EAS(LP)

TCG40EAS(P)

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. 

Sold by: Lowes, Sears and other home improvement and building supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from March 2010 through November 2013 for between $300 and $800.

Importer: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd., of Norcross, Ga.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38169r-eng.php.

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Spanish: (301) 504-7800

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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