Metabo USA recalls Rat Tail Angle Grinders
- Starting date:
- December 5, 2017
- Posting date:
- December 5, 2017
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Laceration Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Metabo Rat Tail Angle Grinders
This recall involves Metabo brand angle grinders with a brake. The tools have an extended rat tail handle and red band behind the gear housing. The tools are about 16 inches long, with a green motor housing and black rear handle. The affected products are CSA certified with certification file number 217282.
|Model Number||Serial Number||Date Code|
|WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS||70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx||703 to 707|
|WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS|
|WEPB 19-180 RT DS|
The model number, serial number and certification file number 217282 can be found on a specification label on the bottom of the tool, adjacent to the red brake band.
Dust can enter the machine and cause the switch trigger to remain on, posing a laceration hazard.
As of November 11, 2017, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Approximately 66 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from April 2017 to October 2017.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Germany.
Metabo Werke GmbH
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact Metabo USA for a repair or replacement.
For more information, consumers may contact Metabo USA toll-free at 1-844-470-5540 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or through the company website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.