Recall: 2 STIHL hedge trimmers

The machine may start with only one trigger switch pressed.

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The problem

STIHL Limited have recalled two of its cordless hedge trimmers. A malfunction of the electronics could cause the machine to start when only one trigger switch is pressed.

The engine may also operate at a faster speed and/or the blades may keep moving briefly after the trigger is released. This could injure the user and bystanders.

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The following models are affected:

  • HSA 65
  • HSA 85

The hedge trimmers were sold at STIHL SHOPs and stockists from 2010 to 2014.

What to do

Stop using your cordless hedge trimmer. Return it to your nearest STIHL SHOP or dealer for a replacement.

For more information, contact STIHL Limited by emailing You can also complete its Contact Us form online.

Information provided by Product Recalls — part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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