Thought I'd share this as the hedge trimmer was being sold up until a few weeks ago as it was sold in B&Q stores from Jan 2015 - Sept 2016.
It seems that the motor in the Mac Allister 710W MHTP710 electric hedge trimmer (barcode: 5052931430734) can fail and fragments can be ejected from the casing vents causing possible injury!
B&Q say to stop using the product IMMEDIATELY & take back to store for a refund.
Anyone seeking further information can contact B&Q’s customer helpline on UK: 0300 3034482 ROI: 1800 946327 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm).
Link to info / story & pic of product in 1st post