The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard
This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents.
|Product Name||Model Number|
|Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill||PC70THD|
|Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver||DR560|
|Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill||BTE140 and BTE141|
Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle
Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.