|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2002
Release # 03-048
|Milwaukee Recall Hotline: (800) 414-6527
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., of Brookfield, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 electric grinders. The grinder's switch can stick in the "on" position, which could pose an injury hazard to consumers.
CPSC and Milwaukee Electric Tool have received 12 reports of grinder switches sticking in the "on" position; however, no injuries have been reported.
The recall includes the 15 Amp grinders that have a seven or nine inch disc and have the following catalog and serial numbers, which can be found on a nameplate on the top of the grinder:
|Catalog Numbers||Serial Numbers|
|6086-20||Serial Prefix 991A and 991B only|
|6088-20||Serial Prefix 994A and 994B only|
|6089-20||Serial Prefix 992A|
The grinders were manufactured in the United States.
Home centers, hardware stores and industrial distributors nationwide sold these grinders from June 2001 through November 2002 for between $165 and $175.
Consumers should stop using the grinders immediately and return them to their nearest Milwaukee factory service center or authorized power tool service center for a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Milwaukee Electric Tool at (800) 414-6527 between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can locate the nearest service center by visiting the firm's web site at www.heavydutytool.com (the recall announcement on their site can be found at www.milwaukeetools.com/pdfs/15-amp-grinder-recall.pdf).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– 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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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