Brigade Hickory Handle Sledge Hammers Recalled by White Cap Construction Supply Due to Risk of Injury
Name of Product: Hickory handle sledge hammers
Units: About 15,000
Importer: White Cap Construction Supply Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Hazard: The head of the sledge hammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Brigade sledge hammers with a hickory wood handle. There are 11 models included in this recall, ranging in size from 2 to 20 lbs. A green and white label with the word "Brigade" and the model name is affixed to the head of the sledge hammer, and "Genuine Hickory" is printed on the handle. Model and UPC information are printed on the label.
Model UPC Part Description
444BR10675 847044060535 8LB 36 double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10677 847044060559 12LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10685 847044060634 4LB 16 Engineers Hammer
444BR10678 847044060566 16LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10679 847044060573 20LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10688 847044060665 4LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10687 847044060658 3LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10674 847044060528 6LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10676 847044060542 10LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10686 847044060641 2LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10684 847044060627 3LB 16 Engineers Hammer
Sold at: White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for between $12 and $47.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledge hammers and return the product to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact White Cap Construction Supply toll-free at (877) 281-4831 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.whitecap.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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