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 case you own a hedge trimmer with a serial number smaller than 436535186 please note that this recall does not affect modified machines. You will recognize the modified machines within the affected serial number range by the transparent stickers on the underside of the motor housing as shown in the below picture.
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 affected HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers 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.