Product Recall: Makita USA Cordless Hedge Trimmers


Product Recall: Makita USA Cordless Hedge Trimmers

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US FlagUS/Bethesda: Makita USA Inc., a La Mirada, California establishment, recalls an estimated 2,600 Makita Cordless Hedge Trimmers from the American marketplace due to reported component detachment and consequential risks of laceration, amputation, bone fractures and/or peripheral nervous system injury, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CPSC: https://bit.ly/3QnpqFX

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Makita-U-S-A-Recalls-Cordless-Hedge-Trimmers-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall certain Makita Cordless Hedge Trimmers marketed, sold and delivered in the United States, as follows:

  • The recall Trimmers has a teal and black handle with a steel blade. The brand, “Makita” can be found printed on the side of each Trimmer while the serial number can be found on the Battery Mounting Port. The following model and serial number ranges are included in this recall:
    • Model designation: XHU07Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 62401Y to 62688Y
    • Model designation: XHU07Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 63136Y to 63459Y
    • Model designation: XHU07Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 65101Y to 65388Y
    • Model designation: XHU07Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 67401Y to 67796Y
    • Model designation: XHU07Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 2495K to 2854K
    • Model designation: XHU07Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 3403K to 3762K
    • Model designation: XHU07T, sold with a serial number ranging from 60961Y to 61032Y
    • Model designation: XHU07T, sold with a serial number ranging from 61461Y to 61568Y
    • Model designation: XHU07T, sold with a serial number ranging from 63921Y to 64064Y
    • Model designation: XHU07T, sold with a serial number ranging from 65389Y to 65712Y
    • Model designation: XHU08Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 17255Y to 17326Y
    • Model designation: XHU08Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 18144Y to 18203Y
    • Model designation: XHU08Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 18588Y to 18683Y
    • Model designation: XHU08Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 19352Y to 19435Y
    • Model designation: XHU08Z, sold with a serial number ranging from 1040K to 1267K
    • Model designation: XHU08T, sold with a serial number ranging from 17636Y to 17671Y
    • Model designation: XHU08T, sold with a serial number ranging from 18684Y to 18839Y

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Trimmers can be found on the Web site listed above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the teal-colored Guard on the recalled Hedge Trimmer’s Shear Blade is missing, posing a risks to the health and safety of people who utilize the product in a reasonable manner expected with its intended design and anticipated use.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Makita Cordless Hedge Trimmers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact Makita USA Inc. for a free repair. Makita will provide owners with a merchandise return label to ship the Trimmers back to the firm for the free installation of a new Blade Guard. The firm will return the repaired Trimmer with a teal-colored Guard on the Blade.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat laceration, amputation, bone fractures and/or peripheral nervous system injury.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact the Makita USA toll-free at 1-800-462-5482 from 8:00 AM to 7:45 PM Eastern Pacific Standard Time, Monday to Friday. You can also reach the company on the Web at https://www.makitatools.com/company/press-releases/2022/makita-recalls-cordless-hedge-trimmers-due-to-laceration-hazard or https://www.makitatools.com and click on the “Important Safety Notice/Recall” link for more information.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Cordless Hedge Trimmers, please search for “trimmers” or more generically, “hardware” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Makita USA Inc., please search for “Makita” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 22-197
Recalls Direct RIN: 16123-2022
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