Recall: Hitachi Koki Pneumatic Nailer
On 2014-06-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Hitachi Koki Pneumatic Nailer due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2012 for about $300.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Hitachi Koki nailer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Nailers category in 2014.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (844) 666-9469
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What is the problem?
The pneumatic nailers can jam and override the safety switch that permits only one nail to fire at a time, posing an injury risk.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two models of Hitachi Koki 3.25 inch strip pneumatic nailers with depth adjustment. Affected model numbers are NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3. Model numbers are located on a label attached to the side of the nailers and on the outside of the box containing the product. The manufacturing date can be identified by the serial number engraved at the end of the handle on the nailer. Model number NR83A2(Y) has serial numbers which start with QD2, QN2 QO2, Q13, Q23, Q33, Q43, Q52, Q53, Q62, Q72, Q82 and Q92. Model number NR83A3 has serial numbers which start with QD3, QN3, QO3, Q14, Q24, Q34, Q63, Q73, Q83 and Q93. Units with a letter "R" decal next to the model number and an engraved "R" near the serial number are not included in this product recall.
These items were sold new+ at Independent home improvement and building supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Walmart.com and Grainger.com from May 2012 through May 2014 for about $300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nailers and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.
Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. toll-free at (844) 666-9469 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hitachipowertools.com and click on "Safety Notice Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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