Makita Canada Inc. recalls Makita 25.7 cc Line Trimmer

Starting date:
March 22, 2018
Posting date:
March 22, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-66174

Affected products

Makita 25.7cc Gas Powered Line Trimmer

Product description

This recall involves Makita brand hand-held line trimmer with model number ER2600L, UPC 0 88381 69668 5 and serial number ranges from 161200801 to 161200870.

Makita has repaired all products within the serial number range except for one unit identified by serial number 161200826.

The trimmer has a teal/black/silver power head with a 25.7cc gas engine, a curved shaft, and an aluminum teal color trimmer head attached. The overall length of the product is 164.5cm.

Hazard identified

The grommet holding the fuel line and sealing the opening in the fuel tank may become dislodged and allow fuel to leak from the tank, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer.

As of March 7, 2018, the company has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 69 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada from June 2017 to September 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Makita Canada Inc.
Whitby
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Makita Corporation
Aichi
JAPAN

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected trimmer, ensure that any fuel is drained from the unit and contact Makita Canada for information on how to return the product for a free repair/replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Makita Canada toll-free at 1-800-263-3734 ext. 245 from 8:00am to 4:30pm EST Monday through Friday, by email or by visiting the company's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.