October 29, 2003 Shindaiwa Inc. Announce Recall of Hedge Trimmers Name of product: Professional Hedge Trimmers Units: 59,200 Manufacturer: Shindaiwa Inc., of Tualatin, Ore. Hazard: The fuel cap on the hedge trimmer can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard. Incidents/Injuries: None. Description: The hedge trimmers have red engine covers, a red fuel cap and a label on the recoil starter that reads 'Professional Shindaiwa.' The recall includes all model DH 230/231 and HT 230/231 with serial numbers up to 3080000. The serial numbers are printed on a nameplate on the engine cover. Sold at: Shindaiwa dealers nationwide from August 1997 to August 2003 for between $370 and $450 depending on the model. Manufactured in:Japan. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hedge trimmer and return the red fuel cap to the dealer for a replacement cap. Consumer Contact: Contact Shindaiwa toll-free at (800) 521-7733 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.