June 27, 2000

Release # 00-132

Tanaka Recall Hotline: (888) 401-3885


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tanaka America, of Auburn, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 7,500 hedge trimmers and 1,400 augers. The fuel tank vents on these products can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Tanaka and CPSC have received one report of a hedge trimmer catching fire and causing minor damage. No injuries have been reported.

The products are orange with black handles and have "Tanaka" and the model number printed on the recoil starter cover. The serial number is located on a label on the side of the engine. The model and serial number ranges are:


Model No.Serial No. Range
THT-2100 T245721 - U2064452
THT-2120 T218561 - U202762
THT-2510 T246071 - U154280
THT-2520 T218761 - U154380
THT-2540 T260826 - U190886

Hedge TrimmerHedge Trimmer


Model No.Serial No. Range
TIA-340 T236911- V067500