STIHL Recalls Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmers Due to Laceration Hazard

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. 

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    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.
  • Remedy
  • Incidents
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmer and return it to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free replacement battery-powered hedge trimmer. 
  • Sold At
    Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from June 2010 through April 2016 for about $300.
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