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CPSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Announce Sander/Grinder Recall

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Recall Date:
October 10, 1995

Recall Details



October 10, 1995


Release # 96-002


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation of Brookfield, Wis., is recalling approximately 9,300 sander/grinders. A switch on the tools may stick "on" or may "turn on" with minima trigger pressure, which could subject the tool operator to injury.

Milwaukee 4-1/2" Mag series sander/grinders with nameplate catalog numbers 6148 or 6151, and packaging catalog numbers 6148-6, 6149-6, and 6151 are included in this recall. The nameplate catalog number is found on the label located on top of the sander/grinder, and the packaging label is found on the side of the box the tool is purchased in. Milwaukee Electric has not received any reports of injury involving the sander/grinders.

The sander/grinders were sold from July 1, 1995 to September 30, 1995 for about $120 each through construction and industrial distributors, home centers, and hardware stores nationwide.

Consumers who own a recalled sander/grinder should return it for a replacement to the place of purchase, or to Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation at 8950 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch, Miss. 38654, or to the nearest Milwaukee Branch Office/Service Center. If it is necessary to ship 4-1/2" Mag Series sander/grinders, Milwaukee recommends that returns be made via United parcel Service (UPS). Milwaukee will reimburse tool owners for shipping expenses. Consumers should not use UPS/C.O.D. returns for shipping charges.

For more information, or for the location of the nearest Milwaukee Branch Office/Service Center, consumers should contact Milwaukee Product Service staff at (800) 274-9804 between 8 am and 4:30 pm CDT.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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