Metabo brand Rat Tail Angle Grinder Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Metabo brand Rat Tail Angle Grinder Recall [US]Metabo recalls an estimated 1,100 Rat Tail Angle Grinder Power Tools due to suspected power switch failure and consequential risk of laceration, injury and property damage, all serious health and safety hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/AqoX30heM4s

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Metabo-Recalls-Rat-Tail-Angle-Grinders-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Metabo 5-inch, 6-inch and 7-inch Rat Tail Angle Grinders equipped with a brake.

The recalled models include WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS, WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS, and WEPB 19-180 RT DS. Serial numbers range from 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx with model numbers and serial numbers printed on a label on the bottom of each Power Tool behind the red brake band.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Angle Grinder Power Tools can be found on the Web site/sites listed above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the on-off switch on the Angle Grinders can lock in the “ON” position, posing a laceration hazard to users.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Angle Grinder Power Tools, please do not use them. Instead, kindly stop using the recalled Power Tools and contact Metabo for instructions on how to receive a free repair or a replacement Power Tool.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Metabo toll-free at 1-844-470-5540 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.metabo.com and click on the “Service” link for more information. You can also contact the company by e-mail at info@metabousa.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty Angle Grinder Power Tools, please search for “power tools” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to products made, marketed and/or sold by Metabo, please search for “Metabo” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 18-053
Recalls Direct RIN: 9576-2017
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