August 20, 2002Shindaiwa Has Recalled Hedge Trimmers
- Shindaiwa Inc. has recalled
about 3,100 gasoline powered professional hedge trimmers. The catalytic
muffler can overheat and damage the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Shindaiwa has received eight reports of the catalytic muffler overheating.
No injuries or property damage have been reported.
The recalled hedge trimmers have red engine covers and a label on the recoil
starter that reads "Professional Shindaiwa." The recall includes model HT231
with serial numbers between 10100004 and 1111239 and model DH231 with serial
numbers between 10100001 and 1100149. The serial numbers are printed on a
nameplate on the engine cover.
Shindaiwa dealers sold the hedge trimmers in California from April 2001 to
September 2001 from $390 to $450 depending on the model.
Consumers should stop using these hedge trimmers immediately and contact
their authorized Shindaiwa dealer for a free inspection and muffler system
upgrade if required. For more information, consumers can contact Shindaiwa
at (800) 521-7733 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.