HSA 56 Cordless hedge trimmer Recall
STIHL is recalling its HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers. The recall action concerns all hedge trimmers with a serial number smaller than 436535186; the serial number can be found on the hand guard of the hedge trimmer. In rare cases dirt may enter the motor housing of these HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers and result in a switch malfunction. This may result in the hedge trimmer blade continuing after the switch has been released. As a result there is a risk of injury.
Owners of HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers with a serial number smaller than 436535186 are asked to stop using their hedge trimmers and to contact their STIHL dealer. The STIHL dealer will examine them and modify the hedge trimmers concerned quickly and free of charge so that they will be available again for the 2017 gardening season. The batteries and chargers will not be replaced and can continue to be used. This recall action is a precautionary measure which STIHL is taking as a responsible manufacturer.