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Fiskars 16' Chain Drive Extendable Polar Saw & Pruner model 9463. Item No. 500364. Sold at Bunnings from 2019 to December 2020. 

The telescoping poles can separate in some circumstances and fall from the device which can also cause the blade or pruner to drop.

If the blade or pruner drops from the device, it could fall onto the user and cause an injury. 

What should you do?
Stop use of the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  

For further information, please visit www.recalls.govt.nz or you can contact Fiskars by phoning +61 2 8665 8200 or via email: [email protected].

 DeWalt Gumboots


The product was sold through Bunnings stores nationally between June 2019 and July 2020.


Steel toe cap may be missing in some boots.


If the steep cap is missing, the boots will not protect the toes from being crushed by heavy objects landing on the foot. 

What should you do?

Consumers should inspect their boots to check if they have the steel toe caps. This can be done by pressing down on the ribbed toe guard at the front of each boot. If the steep cap is absent, the toe of the boot will compress. If the steel cap is missing, contact Mayo Hardware to arrange for the boots to be returned and replaced.

For further information, please download the flyer or contact Mayo Hardware on 09 415 6240 or email [email protected]

product recall


All ASG-7000 units marked with the following batch numbers are covered by this recall.
The batch number is located on the side of the product (on the rating label).

Sold between: June 2018 and May 2020. Please click here for more information.

Batch Numbers:
2018/05, 2018/06, 2018/07, 2018/09
2019/03, 2019/04, 2019/07, 2019/09
2019/10, 2019/11, 2019/12

Defect: A manufacturing defect may result in paint entering into the internal components of the pressure adjustment dial’s electric switch, causing some external metal parts of the sprayer to become live.

Hazard: Risk of Electric Shock

Action Required:
1. Immediately stop using the paint sprayer.
2. Check the model number and batch number of the paint sprayer to identify if the product is recalled product.
3. If so, contact Ozito on 0508 069 486 and return the product to your nearest Bunnings store for a refund.

RYOBI 40 Litre Air Compressor

RYOBI 40 Litre 1.8HP Oil Free Direct Drive Upright Air Compressor RA-ACDDU1840

Sold between: February 2015 to February 2020. Please click here for more information.
Defect: The wiring to the overload switch under the compressor housing is not reinforced insulated (2 layers of insulation) and is in a reachable location.  
Hazard: If the user reaches inside of the cavity of the compressor body and touches it there is a risk of electric shock. 
What to do: Stop using the RYOBI Compressor and return it to your nearest Bunnings store for a replacement new version of the product (when available) or a refund.

Scandia 'Verdant LE' Pellet HeaterIdentification:
The Model Number and Serial Number are located on Compliance Plate on the back the pellet fire. The Item Number is located on product carton.

Sold: at Bunnings from Jan 2017 to Dec 2019.

Affected Batch Numbers:
Model Number SCPH02, Item Number 3171530 and Serial Numbers SCPH02-XX-YYYY, where X and Y may be any number.

The screws that hold controller in place, forming part of the earth connection could become loose. This may allow the earth connection to break which will affect the electrical safety of the pellet heater.

Risk of Electric Shock

What should you do?
Action Required: Stop using the heater immediately. Turn off the power at the wall and disconnect the plug. Contact Scandia to assess if an on-site inspection and repair is necessary.

Please contact Scandia Service on 0800 007 107 (8am-4pm NZDT Mon-Fri), or email [email protected]

For more information about this product recall, download the flyer.


Identification: cans with a batch number that starts with ‘9’

Sold: Potentially affected Cans sold at Bunnings Warehouse from January to July 2019.

The neck on the spout of the 'Can' may come apart from the body, resulting in the paint stripper leaking out.

If the paint stripper comes into contact with your skin or eyes, irritation may result. The first aid instructions provided on the container that instruct flushing with water for several minutes should be followed.

What should you do?
Action Required: Put on latex or rubber gloves and check the batch number (printed on the lid of the product) of any of your 250ml cans. If the batch number starts with 9, while still wearing the gloves, tape the lid to the can with duct tape or other similar tape, place the can in a plastic bag and in a box or carton in an upright position and return it to the nearest Bunnings store in the upright position for a refund.

Consumers can contact Poly Customer Service on 0800 735 539 or by email at [email protected] for more information.

For more information about this product recall, download the flyer.

WALL Panel heater

Models: EPH-001, EPH-001D, EPH-002

Sold between: 1st March to 24th April 2018. Please click here for more information. 

Defect: Cracks can appear on the outer ceramic encasing of the heater and lead to smouldering and release of smoke.

Hazard: Risk of causing burns or a fire

What to do: Stop using the heater immediately and return the product to your nearest Bunnings store for a full refund.

For more information: contact product distributor Tempo, Phone: 0800 836 761 or Email: [email protected]

oil heater

Bunnings is issuing a recall of all Moretti, Click and Akai oil column heaters purchased in 2017. This is a precautionary measure following the recall of the Moretti 5 Fin and Moretti 11 Fin Oil Column Heaters. 

The Moretti 5 Fin and 11 Fin Oil Column Heaters were recalled following reports from a number of customers of oil having leaked and in some instances sprayed.  We want to make sure customers are aware that there is a risk that these heaters could rupture when turned on and allow hot oil to spray out, with the potential to cause scalding and burns.  
While to date we have not had similar incidents reported with any other oil column heaters under the Moretti, Click and Akai brands, additional testing by suppliers suggests an incorrect specification of oil could have been used in some of the heaters.  It is important to reinforce that this is preliminary information from our suppliers and we are undertaking additional testing as we continue to investigate the cause of the issues. 

We urge customers to stop using these heaters immediately and return them to the nearest Bunnings store for a full refund. 
The safety of customers and our team is absolutely our top priority and we encourage customers to call 0800 561 109 to report any concerns.

1000W 5 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. MO-WWM6-5, F/L: 4441771, Batch Code: 12/16
1500W 7 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. -WWM6-7, F/L: 4441773, Batch Code: 12-16
2400W 11 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. MO-WWM6-11T, F/L: 4441774, Batch Code: 12/16
2400W 11 Fin Extra Wide Oil Column Heater, Model No. MC35B2, F/L: 4441019, Batch Code: 12/16
2400W 11 Fin Retro Oil Column Heater, Model No. RWOF-11T, F/L: 4441743, Batch Code: 10554
2400W 7 Digital Oil Column Heater, Model No. OFH-07LCD, F/L:8902305, Batch Code: 10665
2400W 11fin Digital Oil Column Heater, Model No. OFH-11LCD, F/L: 8902525, Batch Code: 10663

The model number & batch code are marked on the rating label which is located on the front panel of the heater. The recalled heaters were sold by Bunnings from 1 January 2017 to April 2017.
Please click here for more information.

What are the defects?
A manufacturing defect may cause the heater to rupture when turned on allowing hot oil to spray out.

What should you do?
Customers should cease using this heater immediately and return to any Bunnings store for a full refund. For further information, please call 0800 561 109 or go visit your nearest Bunnings store.

makita line trimmerClick here for more information and list of affected range of serial numbers.

What are the defects?

After some period of use, the Grommet may deform. When the grommet deforms it may cause leakage from the fuel tank. There has been no report of injury but the leaked fuel could pose a fire hazard.

What should you do?

Check the model and serial number of your Line Trimmer (see affected range of serial numbers here). If the model and serial number of your Line Trimmer are within the affected range – stop using it immediately. Take your Trimmer into the store you bought it from or to a nearest Makita Authorised Service Agent. Makita NZ Ltd will arrange free of charge modification.

petrol line trimmer

Model Nos. RBC254FSDSN,RBC254FSBSN,ABCLT04G, and Homelite Petrol Line Trimmer/ Brushcutter HBC255SJSN (all include Blade attachment RAC1101 or LTA024)

What are the defects?
If the nut securing the Blade is not properly tightened before use, in accordance with the instructions,the Blade may detach. See here for more information. 

What should you do?
We kindly ask that you immediately stop using the Blade attachment and to contact Techtronic Industries NZ Limited by telephone, email or via post at the address below. Techtronic Industries NZ Limited will advise you how to proceed with your options in respect of the Product and the Blade. Your options are:

1. to return the Product (as a whole) for a refund of the full purchase price of the Product; or
2. to return the Blade (only) for a refund of the full retail price of the Blade.

For more information, please contact Techtronic Industries NZ Limited's product service on 0800 028 491 (freecall), mail PO BOX 12-806, Penrose, Auckland 1642, or email [email protected], or see the website www.ryobi.co.nz