RECALL #16: Hitachi Koki Recalls Pneumatic Nailers Due to Injury Hazards

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 06-14-2014 03:35 AM 1648 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recall Date: June 12, 2014
Recall Number: 14-205

Hitachi Koki Recalls Pneumatic Nailers Due to Injury Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Hitachi Koki Pneumatic Nailer

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

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. toll-free at (844) 666-9469 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Safety Notice Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 25,000 units in the United States and 300 in Canada

Description: This recall involves two models of Hitachi Koki 3 ¼ inch strip pneumatic nailers with depth adjustment. Affected model numbers are NR83A2 and NR83A3. Model numbers are located on a label attached to the side of the nailers and on the outside of the box containing the product. The manufacturing date can be identified by the serial number engraved at the end of the handle on the nailer. Model number NR83A2 has serial numbers which start with QD2, QN2 QO2, Q13, Q23, Q33, Q43, Q52, Q53, Q62, Q72, Q82 and Q92. Model number NR83A3 has serial numbers which start with QD3, QN3, QO3, Q14, Q24, Q34, Q63, Q73, Q83 and Q93. Units with a letter “R” decal next to the model number and an engraved “R” near the serial number are not included in this product recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: 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.

Sold by: Independent home improvement and building supply stores nationwide and online at,,, and from May 2012 through May 2014 for about $300.

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

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-14-2014 05:57 AM

Thanks for the notice. Unsafe tools are not good. My cousin was shot in the leg from a nail gun safety failure. Very painful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 12:59 PM

Wow, I had no idea you were doing this service for LJs. Thank you so much. I don’t own anything from your reports but I had to check them all. I kind of wish they were recalling some of the tools because they are pieces of junk. It seems to me that there is very little effort to recall tools with defective design.

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#3 posted 06-27-2014 05:46 AM


I don’t usually send in the warranty/registration forms on things so I signed up to receive email recall notices from the CPSC website. I figured not everyone would be aware of these recalls and some might find it helpful. I only post the woodworking-related recalls here. I’m glad you find it helpful.


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