Hitachi and Tanaka Brush Cutters/ Pole Saws/ Pole Hedge Trimmers

Product Type: 
Power tool
Product Manufacturer: 
Serial number(s): 
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Recall Date: 
Tuesday, 26 November, 2013
Manufactured dates: 
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Contact Details: 
Phone: 0800 148 8643 (free from BT Landlines, charges from other networks and mobiles will vary). If you are calling from the Republic of Ireland, please call 1800 937 500 (free from landlines only)
Investigator Name: 
C Clarke

Hitachi have become aware that some Hitachi and Tanaka Brush Cutters / Pole Saws / Pole Hedge Trimmers (collectively “Brush Cutter”) have a manufacturing defect. This defect may cause the exhaust to become very hot so that there is a risk of suffering a burn in the event of accidental contact with the exhaust cover or in extreme cases a risk that the machine could catch fire. If you own a Hitachi or Tanaka “Brush Cutter”, please check the model number located as in Figures 1 and 2 to see whether it is on the list of affected models.

If you have an affected Brush Cutter please stop using it immediately.

We would like to carry out a simple modification to your Brush Cutter, which will make it safe.