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Metabo Recalls Rat Tail Angle Grinders Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Rat tail angle grinder
  • Labeling on rat tail angle grinder
Name of Product:
Rat tail angle grinders with brake

The on-off switch can lock in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Recall Date:
December 05, 2017
About 1,100
Consumer Contact

Metabo toll-free at 844-470-5540 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email or online at and click on Service for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves Metabo 5-inch, 6-inch, and 7-inch rat tail angle grinders with a brake. Recalled models include WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS, WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS, and WEPB 19-180 RT DS. Serial numbers are from 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx. Model numbers and serial numbers are printed on a label on the bottom of the tool behind the red brake band.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinders and contact Metabo for instructions on how to receive a free repair or a replacement angle grinder.


None reported

Sold At
Industrial, construction, welding supply distributors, including Purvis Industries, WeldStar Co., Pennsylvania Tool Sales and Service, and online at from April 2017 through October 2017 for about $350.
Metabowerke, GmbH, of Germany
Manufactured In:

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa.

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa.
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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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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