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Shindaiwa Hedge Trimmer RECALL

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rustic Goat, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    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.
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Thanks for the info. I've got a DH 230. I love them, but they get a bit tiring.

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