RECALLED: About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)
STATES: Nationwide. Sold At: 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.
RECALL: Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers
Hazard: The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard.
ACTION: Immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle. Eleven reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury.
CONTACT: Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at 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.
Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers,
without the affected side handles. The drill/drivers are orange with black accents.
Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, without the affected side handles. The drills are gray with red accents.
Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills, without the affected side handles. They are yellow with black accents.
Side handles used recalled hammer drills/driver. Affected handle on left and replacement handle on right.
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