October 29, 2003CPSC, Shindaiwa Inc. Announce Recall of
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Professional Hedge Trimmers
Manufacturer: Shindaiwa Inc., of Tualatin, Ore.
Hazard: The fuel cap on the hedge trimmer can leak, posing a fire and burn
Description: The hedge trimmers have red engine covers, a red fuel cap and a
label on the recoil starter that reads ?Professional Shindaiwa.? The recall
includes all model DH 230/231 and HT 230/231 with serial numbers up to
3080000. The serial numbers are printed on a nameplate on the engine cover.
Sold at: Shindaiwa dealers nationwide from August 1997 to August 2003 for
between $370 and $450 depending on the model.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hedge trimmer and return the red
fuel cap to the dealer for a replacement cap.
Consumer Contact: Contact Shindaiwa toll-free at (800) 521-7733 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.