Recall date: July 24, 2014
Recall number: 14-241

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Metabo Ergo series 6-inch angle grinders
Hazard:
The on/off switch can stick in the "On" position, posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy:
RepairReplace
Consumer Contact:

Metabo Corp. at (800) 638-2264 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@metabousa.com or online at www.metabo.us and click on "Press", then click on "News" for more information. 

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 4,300
Description:

This recall involves Metabo W14-150 Ergo series 6-inch medium angle grinders. The angle grinders have a green body, a black and red handle, and a silver head and wheel guard. The grinders measure about 16 inches long by 4 inches wide by 5 inches deep, have a 6-inch wheel capacity and weigh about eight pounds. Metabo is printed on the handle and Metabo 14-150 Ergo is printed on the side of the grinder. The grinders are used for grinding and cutting metal.  Model numbers include 06251421 and 06251441 and serial numbers include 3010000001 through 4020031488 for both models. The model and serial numbers are located on the rating plate on the right side of the tool. 

Incidents/Injuries:

Metabo has received two reports of the angle grinder switches sticking in the "On" position. No injuries have been reported. 

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the angle grinders and should contact Metabo to receive a free repair or replacement.  

Sold Through:

Industrial, construction and welding distributors to consumers from March 2013 through April 2014 for about $220. 

Importer:

Metabo Corp., of West Chester, Pa. 

Manufacturer:

Metabo Corp., of West Chester, Pa. 

Manufactured In:
Germany