STIHL Hedge Trimmers Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
STIHL has issued a recall for about 8,000 battery-powered hedge trimmers due to a malfunction which poses a laceration hazard.
About the Hedge Trimmer Recall
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that the hedge trimmers can operate faster than normal and continue to run after the trigger has been released which is a danger to consumers.
STIHL has noted seven instances where the trigger did not work properly.
The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using this product immediately and contact STIHL for a free replacement.
About the Hedge Trimmers
The following information was provided by the CPSC:
- This recall involves the STIHL HSA 65 battery powered hedge trimmers
- STIHL and HSA 65 are printed on the battery compartment
- The trimmer has a 20″ blade and is orange and grey
- Units were sold nationwide between June 2010 and April 2016 for roughly $300.