Chervon North America of Naperville, Ill., is recalling about 89,000 EGO Power+ Model HT2410 Cordless Brushless Hedge Trimmers sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The rear switch trigger can fail to rebound after being pressed, which can cause the trimmer to activate unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.
The firm has received 34 reports in the U.S. of the trimmers starting unexpectedly, including eight reports of lacerations requiring stitches.
This recall involves EGO Power+ Model HT2410 Cordless Brushless Hedge Trimmers manufactured prior to March 30, 2019.
The hedge trimmers have a gray, black and green housing, yellow, 24-inch dual-action steel blade, a black loop handle with a green switch trigger in front of the product housing, and rear switch trigger underneath the rear handle.
The EGO logo is displayed on one side of the product housing, and the model number HT2410 and manufacturing date code are displayed on the opposite side.
Only units with date codes from September 2017, through March 2019, are included in this recall.
The hedge trimmers, manufactured in China, were sold at home improvement stores, hardware stores and authorized dealers and distributors nationwide and online at Acehardware.com, Acmetools.com and Homedepot.com from September 2017, through March 2020, for between $150 and $220.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hedge trimmers and contact Chervon for a free repair of the rear trigger switch.
Consumers may contact Chervon North America at (800) 492-0777 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Saturday and Sunday, by email at HT2410recall@na.chervongroup.com or online at www.egopowerplus.com/recalls for more information.