DETAILS: The coil nailers, used to nail drywall, wood or other materials, were sold in the United States and Canada at Lowe’s, Home Depot, other home improvement and building supply stores from November 2002 through March 2006. They also were sold online at They were manufactured by Hitachi Koki Co. of Japan.

WHY: The nailers could have a faulty feeder that can allow nails to be ejected sideways, posing a serious injury hazard to the user or bystanders.

INJURIES: Hitachi has received 37 reports of nails ejecting sideways. Among those reports were 15 injuries, primarily around the eyes, including five reports of partial blindness.

HOW MANY: About 65,000

FOR MORE: Call 800-706-7337; visit or


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