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Consumer product recall

Hitachi Koki U.S.A recalls Hitachi Pneumatic Nailers

Starting date:
June 12, 2014
Posting date:
June 12, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hitachi Koki U.S.A, Ltd.

Affected products

Hitachi Koki Pneumatic Power Nailers

Product description

This recall involves two models of Hitachi Koki 3 ¼ inch strip pneumatic nailers with depth adjustment. Affected model numbers are NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3 and the numbers are located on a label attached to the side of the nailers and on the outside of the box containing the product.

The following models and serial numbers are included in this recall:
Model Number Serial numbers that start with
NR83A2(Y) QD2, QN2 QO2, Q13, Q23, Q33, Q43, Q52, Q53, Q62, Q72, Q82 and Q92.
NR83A3 QD3, QN3, QO3, Q14, Q24, Q34, Q63, Q73, Q83 and Q93.


Hazard identified

The pneumatic nailers can jam and override the safety switch that permits only one nail to fire at a time, posing an injury risk.

Neither Health Canada nor Hitachi Koki has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 300 of the recalled products were sold in Canada and 25,000 in the United States by various home improvement retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2012 to April 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.


Hitachi Koki Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nailers and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A, Ltd by telephone at 1-844-666-9469 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at Hitachi Power Tools' website and click on the link "Safety Notice/Recalls" for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.