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