Grass trimmers recalled due to fire and burn hazards

Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 06, 2014

Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. is recalling about 115,000 grass trimmers in the United States and 12,400 in Canada due to fire and burn hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer, the CPSC reports.

This recall involves twelve models of Hitachi Koki and Tanaka-brand hand-held grass trimmers. The gasoline-powered trimmers have either a green engine cover (Hitachi) or orange (Tanaka). The Hitachi or Tanaka logo is printed on the circular plate on the starter pull housing.

Find the complete recall report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, HERE.