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Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd recalls Hitachi Koki and Tanaka brand grass trimmers
- Starting date:
- March 5, 2014
- Posting date:
- March 5, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd.
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 an orange engine cover (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.
|Brand||Model Number||Serial Number Range|
|Hitachi||CG22EAB(SLP)||J100001 to J906000|
|P130001 to P730500|
|CG22EAD(SLP)||J100001 to J500500|
|CG22EAS(SLP)||JD90001 to JD11200|
|P120001 to P830200|
|CG24EASP(SL)||J600001 to JD00700|
|P130001 to P530020|
|CG27EASP(SL)||J600001 to J410050|
|Tanaka||TCG22EAB(SLP)||J200001 to JN10350|
|P120001 to P430100|
|TCG22EAD(SLP)||J200001 to J700100|
|TCG22EAS(SLP)||J200001 to JN00500|
|P120001 to P730500|
|TCG24EASP(SL)||J700001 to J810500|
|PD20001 to P230800|
|TCG27EASP(SL)||J700001 to J810800|
|TCG40EAS(LP)||400001 to 500264|
|TCG40EAS(P)||400001 to 400396|
The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer.
Neither Health Canada nor Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd has received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these grass trimmers.
Approximately 12,444 of the recalled trimmers were sold in Canada. Approximately 115,000 of the recalled trimmers were distributed in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled trimmers were sold from March 2010 to November 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled grass trimmers immediately and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.
For more information, consumers can contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. by telephone at 1-855-880-6638 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the Hitachi Power Tools' website and click on “Grass Trimmer Safety Recall”.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission'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.