|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2004
Release # 05-046
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 351-5813
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Type 1 Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels
Units: About 6,400
Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Hazard: These abrasive cut-off wheels do not have correct speed rating labels. If used at the labeled speed rating, the wheels can burst, causing possible injury to user and bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The wheels were sold under the "BOSCH" brand name under the following catalog numbers:
|2610917994||12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for cutting stainless steel in stationary machines|
|2610917996||12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for metal cutting in portable machines with 1-inch arbor|
|2610917998||12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for metal cutting in portable machines with 1-inch arbor|
|2610918000||12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for concrete/masonry in portable machines with 1-inch arbor|
|2610918002||12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for concrete/masonry in portable machines with 20mm arbor|
|2610918004||12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for asphalt/green concrete for portable machines with 1" arbor|
|2610918006||12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for asphalt/green concrete for portable machines with 20mm arbor|
|2610918009||3-1/16-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor|
|2610918010||4-1/16-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor|
|2610918011||2-1/2-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor|
|2610918012||2-1/2-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 1/4-inch arbor|
|2610918013||3-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor|
|2610918014||3-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 1/4-inch arbor|
|2610918015||4-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor|
|2610918016||4-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 1/4-inch arbor|
|2610918017||4-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 5/8-inch arbor|
The recalled 12-inch-diameter wheels can be identified by a stamped expiration date in the metal center ring of "V 6/2007" or before.
Expiration date "V 7/2007" and after are not included in this recall. The smaller wheels (2-1/2-inch to 4-inch diameters) under this recall will state "Made in Bulgaria." The replacement smaller wheels will state "made in Canada," and are not affected by this recall.
Sold at: Industrial Distributors or hardware stores nationwide from September 2003 to August 2004. The wheels cost between $3 and $5 for the 2-1/2-inch to 4-inch diameter sizes and $10 to $20 for the 12-inch diameter wheels.
Manufactured in: Small diameter wheels were made in Bulgaria, and 12- inch diameter wheels were made in Germany.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled wheels immediately and contact Bosch for return and replacement instructions.
Consumer Contact: Call Bosch Power Tool at (800) 351-5813 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Boschtools.com
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