Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard
Recall Date: November 1, 2018
Recall Number: 19-027Recall Summary
Name of Product:
Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill DriversHazard:
The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handleConsumer Contact:
Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.portercable.com
click Safety Notices and Recalls, www.blackanddecker.com
click Safety Recalls, or www.bostitch.com
click Safety Recalls for more information.
Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Black-and-Decker-Recalls-Hammer-Drills-Due-to-Injury-Hazard Recall Details
About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)Description:
This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents.
Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill
Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver
Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill
BTE140 and BTE141 Incidents/Injuries:
Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury.
The Home Depot, Lowe’s, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md