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Recall: Metabo Ergo Series 6-inch Angle Grinders

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On 2014-07-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Metabo Ergo Series 6-inch Angle Grinders due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2013 for about $220.

About 4,000 units are involved in this Metabo 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 2014. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 900,000 product units.

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Metabo Ergo Series 6-inch Angle Grinders
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Company Contact Information:

Website: metabo.us
Phone: (800) 638-2264

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What is the problem?

The on/off switch can stick in the "On" position, posing a laceration hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Metabo W14-150 Ergo series 6-inch medium angle grinders. The angle grinders have a green body, a black and red handle, and a silver head and wheel guard. The grinders measure about 16 inches long by 4 inches wide by 5 inches deep, have a 6-inch wheel capacity and weigh about eight pounds. Metabo is printed on the handle and Metabo 14-150 Ergo is printed on the side of the grinder. The grinders are used for grinding and cutting metal. Model numbers include 06251421 and 06251441 and serial numbers include 3010000001 through 4020031488 for both models. The model and serial numbers are located on the rating plate on the right side of the tool.

These items were sold new+ at Industrial, construction and welding distributors to consumers from March 2013 through April 2014 for about $220. 

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 angle grinders and should contact Metabo to receive a free repair or replacement.  

Metabo Corp. at (800) 638-2264 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@metabousa.com or online at www.metabo.us and click on "Press", then click on "News" for more information. 

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Metabo has received two reports of the angle grinder switches sticking in the "On" position. No injuries have been reported. 

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+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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