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MAJOR RECALL – DeWALT, Stanley and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers – 2.2 Million

Updated: May 28, 2023


Recalled DeWALT Model DWHT56024 Sledgehammer

Recalled DeWalt sledgehammer

Recalled Craftsman Model CMHT54163 Engineering Hammer

Recalled Craftsman Hammer

Recalled Stanley FATMAX Model FMHT51297 Engineer Hammer

Recalled Stanley Fatmax Hammer

Plus two other models

HAZARD: The head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user.

The firm has received 192 reports of the sledgehammer’s head detaching, including two reported injuries to consumers’ face and head.

RECALL This recall involves certain DeWALT, Stanley FATMAX and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers. The recalled sledgehammers weigh between 2 and 12 pounds and range between 14” and 36” in length. The DeWALT sledgehammers are yellow and black, the Stanley sledgehammers are yellow and black and the Craftsman sledgehammers are red and black. Each sledgehammer has the brand written on the handle. The model numbers of the DeWALT and Craftsman hammers are marked on the hammer head. Model numbers of the Stanley hammers are located on a sticker on the handle. The Model Numbers and Description are listed below.

Sold At The Home Depot, ACE Hardware and other hardware stores nationwide and online at,, and and other online sellers from November 2013 through November 2022 for about between $18 and $26.

ACTION Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledgehammers and contact Stanley Black & Decker for instructions to receive a full refund. You must provide your contact information.

CONTACT Stanley Black & Decker toll-free at 855-418-3032 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at or at, or and click on “Safety Notices and Recalls” for more information.

Model No.Description

DWHT561412lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer

DWHT561423lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer

DWHT561432-1/2 lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer

DWHT561462-1/2 lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer

DWHT561474lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer

DWHT561484lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer

DWHT560244lb Drilling Sledgehammer – hollow handle

DWHT560254lb BS Sledgehammer – hollow handle

DWHT560264lb ENG Sledgehammer – hollow handle

DWHT560276lb Sledgehammer – hollow handle

DWHT5602910lb Sledge 36″Hammer – hollow handle

DWHT5603012lb Sledgehammer – hollow handle

Model No.Description

CMHT541634 LB Engineering Hammer

CMHT560063 LB Drilling Hammer

CMHT560118 LB Sledgehammer

CMHT5601910 LB Sledgehammer

Model No.Description

FMHT512974 LB Engineer Hammer

FMHT512984 LB Blacksmith Hammer

FMHT513083 LB Drilling HammerFMHT560063 LB Drilling Hammer

FMHT560084 LB Blacksmith Hammer

FMHT560094 LB Engineer Hammer

FMHT560106 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer

FMHT560118 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer

FMHT5601910 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer

Importer(s): Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Maryland (DeWALT sledgehammers); Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., of New Britain, Connecticut (Craftsman and Stanley FATMAX sledgehammers



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