Walmart Nail Gun Recall Issued Over Accidental Discharges, Injury Risk

Recalled Hart nail guns sold at Walmart may malfunction and unexpectedly discharge, potentially causing serious injuries or death, federal consumer safety regulators warn

A recall has been issued for Hart nail guns sold through Walmart, due to a defect that may allow the tool to unexpectedly discharge nails, increasing the risk of serious injury to users and those nearby.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Walmart Hart nail gun recall on November 10, after determining the contact sensor may malfunction and involuntarily discharge a nail at speeds that could cause serious injury and death. No injuries or incidents have been reported to date.

The recall involves Hart 18-Gauge 2” Brad Nailers with model numbers HPNR01, HPNR01B, HPNR01B-SK, or HPNR01BNCA sold exclusively at Walmart stores and online at from April 2021 through September 2021 for between $130 and $160.

The recall includes approximately 15,700 nail guns that are white, blue and black with the brand name “HART” printed in on the side and have “18ga BRAD NAILER” on the side of the nail tray in white type on a blue background.

Customers can identify whether their Hart nail gun is included in the recall by locating the model number on the side of the nail tray/magazine where the nails are loaded.


Walmart Nail Gun Recall Lawsuits

Potential claims are being investigated for injuries caused by defective Hart nail guns sold at Walmart. No fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained


CPSC officials announced that while no injuries have been reported in relation to the recalled nail guns, customers should stop using them immediately to prevent the possibility of injury. Customers with recalled Hart nail guns are being asked to return them to any Walmart USA store for a full refund, or to contact 800-776-5191 to arrange a free pickup and delivery.

Those with additional questions or concerns regarding the recall are encouraged to contact Hart Consumer Products at 800-776-5191 and reference the recall number 22-017.

According to The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), nail guns are one of the leading causes of injury among those in the construction industry, accounting for an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year, to which 60% are occupationally related. NIOSH reports some of the most common nail gun injuries include puncture wounds to the hands and fingers, however injuries sustained to the chest, neck or head can be fatal.


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