WASHINGTON, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Direct-Distributors-Recalls-Angle-Grinders/
Name of Product: 4-inch air angle grinders
Hazard: The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinder and return it to Direct Distributors or any Agri Supply Company location for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Direct Distributors toll-free at 877-564-8669 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com, or online at www.agrisupply.com and click on "Safety Recall Notice" for more information.
Units: About 200
Description: This recall involves 4-inch air angle grinders with model number 20687. The model number is printed on the packaging. The grinders have a blue handle and some models have the ASC logo on the top.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the safety spring failing, resulting in a finger laceration.
Sold exclusively at: Agri Supply stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and online at www.agrisupply.com from January 2015 to April 2016 for about $40.
Importer: Direct Distributors Inc., of Garner, N.C.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission