Archive for the ‘Recalls’ category

Recall: Black and Decker Orbital Sanders

September 14th, 2010

Black and Decker is issuing a recall on about 192,000 orbital sanders.  The models number RO400, RO400G, RO410, RO410K, RO410LW and FS3000ROS that have date codes between 200701 and 200920 are all being recalled due to a potential issue where the sandpaper backing plate can fly off or break apart or fly off altogether.  If you have one of these sanders call B&D at (866) 220-1767 and they will send you a new backing plate.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recall: Hitachi Coil Nailers

August 5th, 2010

Hitachi has issued a recall on their coil nailer model NV83A2.  Some of these nailers have a faulty feeder that can let the nail eject sideways, possibly causing injury.  Eyes are the primary injury site, which is just another reason why you should always wear safety glasses when working with air tools.  The Hitachi coil nailers were sold between November 2002 and March 2006 at stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Amazon.  If you have one of these nailers, contact Hitachi at (800) 706-7337 or go to their website.

Source:  Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recall: Vaper 90 Amp Wire Feed Welder

July 14th, 2010

Star Asia USA has issued a recall on the Vaper 90 Amp flux wire feed welder.  The welder, model 51181 was mislabeled as having a cold contactor on the torch.  Without this feature an arc begins immediately on contact, which if you aren’t expecting can cause burns or a fire.  The welder was sold at Pep Boys and Autozone over the last 4 years.  If you have one of these welders you can call customer service at (800) 386-0191, and return it for a full refund.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission