RECALL #34: Hart Consumer Products Recalls Nailers Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart:

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 11-15-2021 01:45 AM 704 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hart Consumer Products Recalls Nailers Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart
Recall Date: November 10, 2021
Recall Number: 22-017

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Hart 18-Gauge 2” Brad Nailers

The contact sensor on the nailer can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a nail, posing a risk of serious injury to the user or bystanders.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nailer and return it to any Walmart USA store for a full refund. Consumers may also return items for free by mail via a scheduled pickup from your home. To schedule a free pickup, consumers should call 800-776-5191.

Consumer Contact:
Hart Consumer Products at 800-776-5191 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at or and click on Important Recall Information for more information

Pictures available here:

Recall Details
Units: About 15,700

This recall involves Hart 18-Gauge 2” Brad Nailers with model numbers HPNR01, HPNR01B, HPNR01B-SK, or HPNR01BNCA. The white, blue, and black handheld tool has the name “HART” on the side of the nailer in white type on a black background and has “18ga BRAD NAILER” on the side of the nail tray/magazine in white type on a blue background. The model numbers are located on the side of the nail tray/magazine where the nails are loaded.

Incidents/Injuries: None Reported.

Sold At
Walmart USA retail stores nationwide and online at from April 2021 through September 2021 for between $130 and $160.

Techtronic Industries Vietnam Manufacturing Co., Ltd., of Vietnam

Manufactured In: Vietnam
Importer(s): Hart Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, South Carolina

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#1 posted 11-15-2021 03:00 AM

I don’t have one of those but fellow woodworkers needs to be informed. Thanks for the warning .

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#2 posted 11-15-2021 04:01 AM

Thanks for the warning…..........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-15-2021 12:31 PM

As an amateur sort of guy, not a pro, I always configure my nailers staplers in finger trigger mode, not enabling the nose trigger. It’s slower but then so am I. I believe any model of nailer is safer that way.. if you are only shooting 50 nails, 50 pulls of the finger is not going to give you a repetitive strain injury.

This is a matter of habit so that I honestly don’t recall how the other mode works. But the way mine are configured, the nose piece has to be pressed before the finger trigger or it won’t fire. So you have to release the finger trigger between shots.

It sounds like the failure described above relates to auto mode, where you can just keep the trigger pulled and bump the nose to fire.

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#4 posted 11-16-2021 03:44 AM

All of my nailers and staplers require the nose to be depressed before the trigger can be fired, too. I’m very slow so I have no problem with it. Actually, the only time I can imagine working faster would be laying sheathing for roofing or similar. Otherwise don’t we want to take the time to know where we’re placing the brad?


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