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 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 click Safety Notices and Recalls, click Safety Recalls, or 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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