Tool Recall: Did You Think Your Toolbox Was Safe Idaho?
The time for working on projects around the house is warming up. To be prepared, you'll need to make sure all the blades are sharpened, find the missing 10mm deep well socket, clean the rust off the rake, and don't forget to return recalled hammers.
Did You Think Your Toolbox Was Safe Idaho? Check This Tool Recall First
Yes, there is a recall on hammers, over 2 million of them. Before you start those spring projects, check to see if you are affected. If you purchased a sledgehammer from November 2013 through November 2022, you may want to take a closer look. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall on April 20th, due to impact injury hazards.
The products have been pulled. The article states the sledgehammer head can “detach unexpectedly during use”. Not really sure when you should expect your sledgehammer head to come flying off. The company states 192 cases of heads breaking loose have happened while in use. This has resulted in 2 injuries thus far. One injury was to someone’s face and the other to a person’s head.
How To Get a Refund on Recalled Hammer
Stanley Black & Decker is making sure you are safe by recalling certain fiberglass DeWalt, Stanley, and Craftsman brand sledgehammers. Look for brand names printed on the handle. The sledgehammers can range from 2 to 12 pounds. They ran in price from $18 to $26. There are 25 different model numbers in the recall. A full list of recalled items is on the CPSC’s notice.
The CPSC advises to stop using these hammers immediately. Contact Stanley Black & Decker on how to get a refund. There is a toll-free number, 855-418-3032. Anyone with questions can call 8 AM to 6 PM Easter Time Monday through Friday. If you would like to contact them online, do so at the product recall page, Dewalt, or at the Stanley Tools website and click on “Safety Notices and Recalls”.