Hitachi Koki Recalls Pneumatic Nailers Due to Injury Hazards
June 12, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Hitachi Models NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3.
Name of Product: Hitachi Koki Pneumatic Nailer
Hazard: The pneumatic nailers can jam and override the safety switch that permits only one nail to fire at a time, posing an injury risk.
Consumer Contact: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. toll-free at (844) 666-9469 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or via email at email@example.com for more information.
Units: About 25,000 units in the United States and 300 in Canada
Description: This recall involves two models of Hitachi Koki 3 ¼ inch strip pneumatic nailers with depth adjustment. Affected model numbers are NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3. Model numbers are located on a label attached to the side of the nailers and on the outside of the box containing the product. The manufacturing date can be identified by the serial number engraved at the end of the handle on the nailer. Model number NR83A2(Y) has serial numbers which start with QD2, QN2 QO2, Q13, Q23, Q33, Q43, Q52, Q53, Q62, Q72, Q82 and Q92. Model number NR83A3 has serial numbers which start with QD3, QN3, QO3, Q14, Q24, Q34, Q63, Q73, Q83 and Q93. Units with a letter “R” decal next to the model number and an engraved “R” near the serial number are not included in this product recall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nailers and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.
Sold by: Independent home improvement and building supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Walmart.com and Grainger.com from May 2012 through May 2014 for about $300.
Importer: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd., of Norcross, Ga.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39947r-eng.php
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