Makita has recalled several cordless hedge trimmers (2 models, 4 SKUs) due to missing safety guarding, posing a laceration hazard.
Users are advised to immediately stop using the recalled cordless hedge trimmers and contact Makita for repairs.
Recalled trimmers will need to be shipped back to Makita for free installation of a new blade guard. Makita will provide users with a return label.
The affected models are: XHU07Z, XHU07T, XHU08Z, XHU08T.
XHU07 is a 24″ trimmer, and XHY08 is a 30″ trimmer, with Z and T suffixes referring to tool-only and kit configurations, respectively.
Approximately 2,600 tools are included in the recall, with affected models sold between February and June 2022.
Certain serial numbers are affected – you can refer to the recall notice for guidance, or conduct a visual check to determine whether the trimmer is missing its teal-colored safety guard.
Recall Number: 22-197
Contact Makita USA at 800-462-5482 8am to 7:45pm ET, Monday thru Friday.