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American Honda Recalls Trimmers Due to Laceration Hazard

The shaft on the grass trimmers can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach.

Recall date: February 28, 2012
Recall number: 12-121

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Grass Trimmers


The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders.

Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the American Honda's website at

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 14,000 in the United States and 3,600 in Canada


The recalled grass trimmer is made by Honda and has the model number HHT35SUKAT. The trimmer is gas-powered and has a red engine housing with the word "Honda" on the top front and a bicycle handlebar-style grip. A label on the shaft includes the words "Honda" and "HHT35S." Recalled trimmers are in the serial number range HAHA-1000001 to HAHA-1017345. The serial number is located on the top side of the shaft below the handlebars.


Honda is aware of 11 incidents of broken or cracked shafts. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should immediately stop using these trimmers and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Sold at

Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online from May 2006 to February 2012 for between $420 and $430.


American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in

United States