CPSC, Shindaiwa Inc. Announce Recall of Hedge Trimmers
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WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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 ‚ÄúProfessional Shindaiwa.‚ÄĚ 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.
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