STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va., is recalling about 9,000 battery-powered hedge trimmers in the U.S. and Canada.
The hedge trimmer can operate faster than expected, continue running after the trigger is released or operate by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually, posing a laceration hazard.
The company has received seven reports of the trigger or front handle switch not operating properly. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves STIHL model HSA 65 battery-powered hedge trimmers. “STIHL” and “HSA 65” are printed on the side of the battery compartment between the trigger and the loop handle. The hedge trimmer is gray and orange, with a loop handle, removable battery and a 20-inch hedge trimming blade.
The trimmers, manufactured in Austria, were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from June 2010, through April 2016, for about $300.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmer and return it to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free replacement battery-powered hedge trimmer.
Consumers may contact STIHL at 800-610-6677 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information.