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Safety Alert

Hitachi Koki Recalls Grass Trimmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Grass trimmers

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

Remedy: 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.

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)

TCG22EAS(SLP)

 

TCG24EASP(SL)

 

TCG27EASP(SL)

TCG40EAS(LP) 

TCG40EAS(P) 

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

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.

Sold at: 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