WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission announces that Stihl is recalling its model HSA 65 battery-powered hedge trimmers. The units were sold at authorized Stihl dealers nationwide from June 2010 through April 2016 for about $300. About 8,000 units were sold in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada. 

The hedge trimmer can operate faster than expected, continue running after the trigger is released or operate by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually, posing a laceration hazard. Stihl has received seven reports of the trigger or front handle switch not operating properly. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmer and return it to an authorized Stihl dealer for a free replacement battery-powered hedge trimmer.

Consumer Contact: Stihl Inc. at 800-610-6677 from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email stihlrecall@stihl.us or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information. 

Additional Recall Details

"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.

Importer: Stihl Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va.

Manufacturer: VIKING GmbH of Austria

Manufactured in: Austria