Name of product: Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers
Recall date: November 1, 2018
Recall number: 19-027
Units: About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)
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.
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.
Incidents/Injuries: Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle.
Consumer 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.
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.
Importer(s): Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. of Towson, Maryland
Manufactured in: China