Name of product:
STIHL battery-powered hedge trimmers
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:
Replace
Recall date:
June 14, 2016
Recall number:
16-195
Consumer Contact:
STIHL Inc. at 800-610-6677 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email stihlrecall@stihl.us or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:
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.
 
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmer and return it to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free replacement battery-powered hedge trimmer.
Incidents/Injuries:
STIHL Inc. has received seven reports of the trigger or front handle switch not operating properly. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At:

Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from June 2010 through April 2016 for about $300.

Manufacturer(s):
VIKING GmbH, of Austria
Importer(s):
STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.
Manufactured In:
Austria
Units:
About 8,000 (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)