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:

Catalog NumbersDescription
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

 Picture of Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels

Picture of Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels