Consumer product recall

Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp. recalls certain Porter-Cable and Black & Decker hammer drills

Starting date:
November 1, 2018
Posting date:
November 1, 2018
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 Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.

Affected products

Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Black & Decker Drill/Drivers

Product description

This recall involves certain models of Porter-Cable hammer drills and Black & Decker Drill/Drivers sold in Canada. The products are sold with a black side handle that attaches to the front of the drill.

The recalled products may be identified by the following model and UPC numbers:
Brand Model Number Description UPC
Porter-Cable PC70THD ½-inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill 885911246118
Black & Decker DR560 ½-inch Drill/Driver 885911206716


Hazard identified

The side handle supplied with the drill may slip when the drill is in use and lead to loss of control, posing a risk of injury.

As of October 23, 2018 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 1 report of injury.

Number sold

Approximately 18,194 units of the Porter-Cable-brand and Black & Decker-brand products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2010 to July 2018 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.





Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the hammer drill and contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp. for a free replacement side handle.

For more information, consumers may contact Black & Decker Canada Corp. by telephone at 888-284-3070 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, by email, or online.

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.