Product Alert: CPSC, HC announced recall of coil nailers for serious injury risk
Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. Hitachi Koki has recalled coil nailers due to the injury danger they pose to consumers.
Product liability attorney alerts- The CPSC announce a safety recall of coil nailers due to the injury hazard associated with them.
Norcross, GA– Hitachi Koki U.S.A Ltd. has participated in the voluntary recall of Coil Nailers, prompted by the serious injury hazard they pose to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov and Health Canada (HC) announced the safety recall on Thursday, March 11, 2010.
According to the CPSC, “The nailers could have a faulty feeder that can allow nails to be ejected sideways, posing a serious injury hazard to the user or bystanders. The firm has received 37 reports of nails being ejected sideways, including 15 reports of injuries. The injuries were primarily in the eye region, including five reports of partial blindness.” Hitachi Koki has recalled approximately 50,000 defective coil nailers in the United States and another 15,000 in Canada due to the severe risk of injury associated with the power tools.
The coil nailers were created to propel nails into surfaces including drywall, wood, etc. Coil nailers manufactured from October 2002 to September 2005 with the model number NV83A2 are the only ones affected by the recall. The model number can be found on the body of the product, while the manufacturing date is located on the handle, through the serial number. The hazardous coil nailers were sold throughout the U.S. and Canada at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and other miscellaneous home-improvement and building supply stores, as well as online at Amazon.com, from November 2002 to March 2006. Prices reportedly ranged from from around $350 to $400.
Consumers have been urged to stop using the risky coil nailers and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A Ltd. at (800) 706-7337 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or online at www.hitachipowertools.com, to schedule a free repair.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.