WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Robert-Bosch-Tool-Recalls-Grinders/
Name of Product: Bosch small angle grinders
Hazard: The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns to the consumer.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact the firm to obtain a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool toll-free at 844-552-6724 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, or online at www.BoschTools.com and then click on Important Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 91,000 (in addition, 18,000 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. "BOSCH" is printed in red on the side of the product.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the grinders overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Lowe's, Menards, The Home Depot and other home improvement, hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com and Menards.com from March 2015 through November 2015 for between $50 and $200, depending on the model and whether it was sold in a combination package with other tools.
Importer/Distributor: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58288r-eng.php
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission