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Consumer product recall

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:

Affected products

Metabo Rat Tail Angle Grinders

Product description

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.

The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:
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.

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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




Metabo USA

West Chester



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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.