Hitachi Koki is recalling about 115,000 grass trimmers in the United States and 12,400 in Canada.
The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer, said the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grass trimmers and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.
This recall involves 12 models of Hitachi Koki and Tanaka-brand hand-held grass trimmers.
The gasoline-powered trimmers have either a green engine cover, Hitachi, or orange, Tanaka. The Hitachi or Tanaka logo is printed on the circular plate on the starter pull housing. Model and serial numbers are also located on the circular plate.
Click here for a listing of model numbers involved in the recall. The recalled grass trimmers have a serial number that begin with J, P, or a number:
The grass trimmers were sold at Lowes, Sears, and other home improvement and building supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from March 2010 through November 2013. The cost was between $300 and $800.
For more information, call Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. at 855-880-6638 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to www.hitachipowertools.com and click on “Safety Notice Recall.”
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.