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Hitachi Coil Nailer Recall Due to Serious Injury Hazard

Hitachi Coil Nailers Recalled Due to Serious Injury Hazard

If you have a Hitachi NV83A2 coil nailer, you need to check the manufacturing dates because if it was made between October 2002 and September 2005, it might have a defect that can actually hurt you. About 50,000 nailers in the US and 15,000 in Canada are affected by this Hitachi coil nailer recall.


Name of Product: Coil Nailers

Units: About 50,000 in the United States and about 15,000 in Canada

Importer: Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., of Norcross, Ga.

Manufacturer: Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd., of Japan

Hazard: 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.


Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: The Hitachi coil nailer recall affects coil nailers used to project nails into drywall, wood or other materials. The model number is NV83A2 and can be found on the body of the product. Only those units manufactured between October 2002 and September 2005 are included in this recall. The manufacturing date can be identified by the serial number engraved at the end of the handle, the first digit representing the month (1 for January, 2 for February, 3 for March, 4 for April, 5 for May, 6 for June, 7 for July, 8 for August, 9 for September, O for October, N for November and D for December) and the second digit representing the year (2 for 2002, 3 for 2003, 4 for 2004 and 5 for 2005).

Sold at: Lowe’s, Home Depot, other home improvement and building supply stores and online at Amazon.com nationwide from November 2002 through March 2006 for between $350 and $400.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coil nailer and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. for a free repair. For additional information, contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. at (800) 706-7337 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hitachipowertools.com

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