Stihl HSA 65 Recall

Stihl HSA 65 Recalled danger

STIHL HSA 65 battery-powered hedge trimmer Recall

Stihl HSA 65 Recall for the Battery Powered Hedge Trimmer Due to a Laceration Hazard.
 Date of Recall

2016-06-14

Problem/Hazard

The hedge trimmer can run faster than expected, continue running after the trigger is released or used by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually, posing a laceration hazard.

An electronic malfunction can occur in these products. As a result, under certain circumstances, the malfunction can lead to a situation where the tool starts by only pressing one of the switch devices – the switch on the operating handle, or on the loop handle. In addition, the malfunction can cause the blades to continue to move after the trigger is released. These conditions create a risk of injury.

Injuries/Incidents

STIHL has received several reports of the trigger or front handle switch not operating properly.

Description

STIHL recall for HSA 65 and HSA 85 Cordless Lithium-Ion hedge trimmers. STIHLis recalling the HSA 65 and HSA 85 cordless Lithium-Ion hedge trimmers.

This recall involves STIHL model HSA 65 battery-powered hedge trimmers. “STIHL” and “HSA 65” are printed on the side of the battery compartment between the trigger and the loop handle. The hedge trimmer is gray and orange, with a loop handle, removable battery and a 20 inch hedge trimming blade. 

Stihl HSA 65 Recalled danger

Stihl HSA 65 Recall

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmer and return it for a replacement battery-powered hedge trimmer. 

Stihl HSA 65 Specifications

Weight kg  4.6
Cutting blade length cm  50
Battery technology  Lithium-Ion
Tooth spacing mm  30
Sound pressure level dB(A)   83
Sound power level in dB(A)  94
Vibration value left/right/s²   2.2/1.6
Blade Strokes 1/min  3000

Compact cordless hedge trimmer with a bar length of 50cm/20″ and double sided single edged cutting teeth. Featuring a 36 V lithium-ion battery with a running time of up to 45 minutes, a high stroke rate for rapid progress and special diamond ground cutter blades with a high cutting capacity. These technical features will benefit professional gardeners and landscapers as well as private garden owners.