Recall: Direct Distributors 4-inch Air Angle Grinders
On 2016-06-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Direct Distributors 4-inch Air Angle Grinders due to a potential Laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2015 for about $40.
About 200 units are involved in this angle grinder recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Sanders/Grinders & Routers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 4-inch air angle grinders with model number 20687. The model number is printed on the packaging. The grinders have a blue handle and some models have the ASC logo on the top.
These items were sold new+ at Agri Supply stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and online at www.agrisupply.com from January 2015 to April 2016 for about $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinder and return it to Direct Distributors or any Agri Supply Company location for a full refund.
Direct Distributors toll-free at 877-564-8669 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.agrisupply.com and click on "Safety Recall Notice" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of the safety spring failing, resulting in a finger laceration.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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