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Recall: Rat tail angle grinders with brake

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On 2017-12-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Rat tail angle grinders with brake due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2017 for about $350.

About 1,000 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 1st recall of products in the Sanders/Grinders & Routers category in 2017. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 900,000 product units.

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What is the problem?

The on-off switch can lock in the "on" position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Metabo 5-inch, 6-inch, and 7-inch rat tail angle grinders with a brake. Recalled models include WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS, WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS, and WEPB 19-180 RT DS. Serial numbers are from 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx. Model numbers and serial numbers are printed on a label on the bottom of the tool behind the red brake band.

These items were sold new+ at Industrial, construction, welding supply distributors, including Purvis Industries, WeldStar Co., Pennsylvania Tool Sales and Service, and online at OhioPowerTool.com from April 2017 through October 2017 for about $350.

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 grinders and contact Metabo for instructions on how to receive a free repair or a replacement angle grinder.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None 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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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