Hitachi Koki Recalls Grass Trimmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The gasoline-powered Hitachi and Tanaka-brand grass trimmers can overheat.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 05, 2014
Recall number: 14-122
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Grass trimmers

Hazard:

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

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.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38169r-eng.php
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

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Hitachi CG22EAS(SLP)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Hitachi CG22EAD(SLP)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Hitachi CG22EAB(SLP)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Tanaka TCG22EAS(SLP)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Tanaka TCG22EAD(SLP)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Tanaka TCG22EAB(SLP)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Tanaka TCG24EASP(SL)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Tanaka TCG27EASP(SL)

  • Hitachi Koki Grass Trimmer - Tanaka TCG40EAS(LP)