Close to 2.2 million tools sold at hardware stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and throughout the United States, are being recalled due to multiple injuries.

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About 2.2 Million Tools Sold in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Throughout the United States Recalled Due to Multiple Injuries

Just posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website is a recall for a tool sold online and at hardware stores throughout the United States.  About 2.2 Million DeWALT, Stanley FATMAX and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers due to 192 reports of the head detaching from the sledgehammer.  Unfortunately, with those reports were also two injuries to a face and head.

Below are all of the details to know about this latest recall:

  • PRODUCT NAME: DeWALT, Stanley and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers
    • DeWALT model numbers, descriptions, and photos
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  • Stanley FATMAX model numbers, descriptions, and photos
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  • CRAFTSMAN FIBERGLASS SLEDGEHAMMERS model numbers, descriptions, and photos
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  • PRICE AND DATES SOLD: The sledgehammers cost between $18 and $26 and were sold between November 2013 through November 2022.
  • REASON FOR THE RECALL: 192 reports have been made of the sledgehammer's head detaching.  Unfortunately, two of the reports indicated injuries to the face and head of the consumer.
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The sledgehammers that are part of the recall weigh 2 to 12 pounds.  The length of the product varies as well and ranges from 14" and 36".
  • WHERE THE PRODUCTS WERE SOLD:  The Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Amazon.com, Homedepot.com, Acehardware.com, and other stores nationwide and online.
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What To Do If You Have The Recalled Product

If you have any of the products that are part of the recall, you are asked to immediately stop using the product and contact Stanley Black & Decker for a refund.  Here's how to reach the company:

See the full recall on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

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