Note: Health Canada's press release is available at here.

Recall date: February 28, 2012
Recall number: 12-121

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Grass Trimmers
Hazard:
The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the American Honda's website athttp://powerequipment.honda.com

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 14,000 in the United States and 3,600 in Canada
Description:

The recalled grass trimmer is made by Honda and has the model number HHT35SUKAT. The trimmer is gas-powered and has a red engine housing with the word "Honda" on the top front and a bicycle handlebar-style grip. A label on the shaft includes the words "Honda" and "HHT35S." Recalled trimmers are in the serial number range HAHA-1000001 to HAHA-1017345. The serial number is located on the top side of the shaft below the handlebars.

Incidents/Injuries:

Honda is aware of 11 incidents of broken or cracked shafts. No injuries have been reported.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these trimmers and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Sold At:

Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online from May 2006 to February 2012 for between $420 and $430.

Distributor(s):

American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured In:
United States