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DEWALT Recalls Utility Bars Due to Injury Hazard

  • Recalled DEWALT 40-inch utility bar with pry end and board gripping end
Name of Product:
DEWALT Multi-Functional Utility Bars
Hazard:

The utility bar can break while being used for prying, posing an injury hazard to the user.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
September 26, 2019
Units:
About 145,000
Consumer Contact

DeWALT toll free at 866-937-9805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; e-mail at recall@sbdinc.com; or online at www.dewalt.com and click on “Service and Support,” then “Safety Recall Notice” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves DeWALT 40” Multi-Functional Utility Bars designed at one end for prying and at the other for gripping boards. The bars are yellow at one end and black at the other. The name “DeWALT” and the model number DWHT55293 are printed in black on the yellow end.

Remedy:

DeWALT toll free at 866-937-9805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; e-mail at recall@sbdinc.com; or online at www.dewalt.com and click on “Service and Support,” then “Safety Recall Notice” for more information.

Incidents/Injuries:

DeWALT has received at least 56 reports of the utility bars breaking, including four reports of injured users.

Sold At

The Home Depot and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at www.amazon.com and other online retailers from December 2015 through March 2019 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured In:
Mexico
Importer(s):

DeWALT Industrial Tool Company, of Towson, Md

Recall number:
19-211
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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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