Recall: Honda Grass Trimmers
On 2012-02-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Honda Grass Trimmers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2006 for about $420 to $430.
About 10,000 units are involved in this American Honda Motor Company grass trimmer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Edgers, Weed Trimmers & Brushcutters category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 888-3139
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What is the problem?
The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release can be found here: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1550
These items were sold new+ at Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online from May 2006 to February 2012 for between $420 and $430.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using these trimmers and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.
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 at http://powerequipment.honda.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Honda is aware of 11 incidents of broken or cracked shafts. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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