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Product recalls: coil nailers, voltage detectors

The following recalls have been announced: — About 65,000 coil nailers in the United States and Canada. The products, which are used to nail drywall, wood or other materials, were recalled after 37 reports of nails ejecting sideways. Among those reports were 15 injuries, primarily around the eyes, including five reports of partial blindness. The coil nailers could have a faulty feeder that can allow the sideways ejection, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders. The products, made in Japan by Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd., have model number NV83A2. They were sold at Lowe's, Home Depot, other home improvement and building supply stores and online at Amazon.com nationwide from November 2002 through March 2006. Details: by phone at 800-706-7337; on the Web at http://www.cpsc.gov or http://tinyurl.com/yfguom7.

— About 33,000 Fluke VoltAlert voltage detectors, manufactured in China by Fluke Corp. of Everett, Wash., because they can fail to indicate voltage. This poses a risk of serious electrical shocks or thermal burns. No incidents have been reported. They were sold by industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers around the country between September 2009 and February 2010. Details: by phone at 888-983-5853; on the Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

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