Help us improve our website

Consumer product recall

Robert Bosch Tool recalls Bosch Small Angle Grinder

Starting date:
May 11, 2016
Posting date:
May 11, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Robert Bosch Inc.

Affected products

Bosch Model 1380 Slim Small Angle Grinder

Product description

This recall involves Bosch Model 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511.

The following products are included in this recall:
Model Number UPC
1380SLIM 000346391466
1380Slim QP 000346450767
1380SLIM-2P 000346430400
1380SLIM-2P QP 000346432954
1380SLIM-K 000346391473

The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. “BOSCH” is printed in red on the side of the product.

Hazard identified

The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Robert Bosch Tool has received four reports from consumers of the grinders overheating.  There have been no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 18,000 units of the affected products were at various retailers across Canada, and 91,000 units of the affected products were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from March 2015 to November 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Robert Bosch Inc.





Bosch Power Tools (China) Co. Ltd



Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact Robert Bosch Inc. for information on a free repair.

Consumers may contact Robert Bosch Inc. at (844)552-6724 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT (Central Time) Monday through Friday, or online and then click on Important Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's 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.