Recall: Robert Bosch Tool Bosch Small Angle Grinders
On 2016-05-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Robert Bosch Tool Bosch Small Angle Grinders due to a potential Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2015 for about $50 to $200.
About 90,000 units are involved in this Robert Bosch Tool Corp., 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 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 grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns to the consumer.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. "BOSCH" is printed in red on the side of the product.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58288r-eng.php
Information on where these items sold new+: Lowe's, Menards, The Home Depot and other home improvement, hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com and Menards.com from March 2015 through November 2015 for between $50 and $200, depending on the model and whether it was sold in a combination package with other tools.
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 grinders and contact the firm to obtain a free repair.
Robert Bosch Tool toll-free at 844-552-6724 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, or online at www.BoschTools.com and then click on Important Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of the grinders overheating. No injuries have been reported.
+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.