STIHL Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Recall [US & Canada]


Canada FlagUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: STIHL Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Recall [US & Canada]STIHL recalls approximately 9,000 Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmers due to laceration contamination, a serious health and safety hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nWY6302ujcG; HCSC: http://ht.ly/TRj4302ujlo

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/STIHL-Recalls-Battery-Powered-Hedge-Trimmers/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58742r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves STIHL model HSA 65 battery-powered hedge trimmers.

The brand, “STIHL” and model, “HSA 65” are printed on the side of the battery compartment between the trigger and the loop handle of the Hedge Trimmers. The recalled Hedge Trimmers is gray and orange, with a loop handle, removable battery and a 20-inch hedge trimming blade.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Hedge Trimmer’s design and retail presentation.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Hedge Trimmers can operate faster than expected, continue running after the start/stop trigger is released and/or operate by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually when both should be required to be engaged for safe and proper use, all posing laceration hazards. STIHL Inc. has received seven (7) reports of the trigger and/or front handle switch not operating properly.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Hedge Trimmers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free replacement battery-powered Hedge Trimmers.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact STIHL Inc. at 1-800-610-6677 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can e-mail the company at stihlrecall@stihl.us or online at http://www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls links for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

Please also note: similar Hedge Trimmers made by STIHL have been recalled in at least one other jurisdiction, specifically the United Kingdom. To see all notifications, related to this recall please search for “STHL” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-195
HCSC ID number: RA-58742
Recalls Direct RIN: 7332-2016
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