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RECALL NOTICE - SAFETY NOTICE FOR DEWALT GRINDER HANDLES
Lanyards Recall Info   HANES SUPPLY - RECALL NOTICES

The following is PER LETTER/NOTICE WE RECEIVED FROM
DeWALT dated November 28, 2011, attached per link below.

SAFETY NOTICE LARGE ANGLE GRINDER.

DeWalt Large Angle Grinder

lDEWALT has identified a potential safety hazard with certain large angle grinder side handles. We are concerned that under certain circumstances a small number of side handles could exhibit a condition where the handle could break causing the user to lose full control of the unit. DEWALT recommends replacing all current side handles on the following DEWALT Large Angle Grinders in the field today. This notice includes side handles and tools purchased through our Service Division, Authorized Resellers/Distributors, and Factory Stores. Any Large Angle Grinder from the list below that has a manufacturing date prior to 2011-32 is affected by this safety notification. The manufacturing date code is marked on the box and engraved on the bottom of the grinder gear case in an 8 digit code the first 4 are the year and the next 2 are the week. The final 2 numbers are the plant. For example 2011-32-47.

Model Numbers & Descriptions

  • D28474W 7" Large Angle Grinder 8000RPM
  • D28494S 7" Large Angle Grinder 6000RPM
  • D28493N 9" Large Angle Grinder 5000RPM
  • D28494N 9" Large Angle Grinder 6000RPM
  • D28497 7"/9" Large Angle Sander 6000RPM
  • D28499X 7"/9" Large Angle Grinder 6000RPM
  • 651858-00 Service Part Replacement Side Handle

The affected lanyards subject to recall are also used in the following Protecta Kits:

The potential safety issue could result in a condition similar to the photos above.

DEWALT users and distributors can order replacement handles.

Click the link on the top of this page for additional information.


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