Recall of HSA 56
Malfunction of HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmer
STIHL is recalling its HSA 56 cordless
hedge trimmers. The recall action concerns all hedge trimmers with a serial
number smaller than 436535186; the serial number can be found on the hand guard
of the hedge trimmer. In rare cases dirt may enter the motor housing of
these HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers and result in a switch malfunction. This
may result in the hedge trimmer blade continuing after the switch has been
released. As a result there is a risk of injury.
Owners of HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers
with a serial number smaller than 436535186 are asked to stop using their hedge
trimmers and to contact their STIHL dealer. The STIHL dealer will examine them
and modify the hedge trimmers concerned quickly and free of charge so that they
will be available again for the 2017 gardening season. The batteries and
chargers will not be replaced and can continue to be used. This recall action
is a precautionary measure which STIHL is taking as a responsible manufacturer.