The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard
Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at email@example.com or online at www.portercable.com click Safety Notices and Recalls, www.blackanddecker.com click Safety Recalls, or www.bostitch.com click Safety Recalls for more information.
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
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