Tools have come a long way since we first invented the wheel, and sometimes not for the better. While technology has blessed us power drills and electric saws, some of these new tools can become dangerous for users if they are not built and programmed correctly.
Recently, about 25,000 pneumatic nail guns manufactured by Hitatchi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. were recalled due to an injury hazard. The pneumatic guns can jam and override the safety switch that permits only one nail to fire at a time. This poses an injury risk to users.
No injuries have been reported, but consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the recalled nailers and contact Hitatchi Koki for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair. The recalled model numbers are NR83A(Y) and NR83A3 and have been sold in several retail stores since May 2012.
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