Metabo has recalled select rat tail angle grinders. The on/off power switch can lock in the “on” position, which can pose a laceration hazard. Metabo is repairing or replacing affected grinders.
There are only about 1100 grinders affected by this recall. The recalled grinders feature rat-tail handles and a braking mechanism.
Affected 5″, 6″, 7″ grinder model numbers:
- WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS
- WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS
- WEPB 19-180 RT DS
Affected serial numbers: 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx.
The grinders were sold at Industrial, construction, welding supply distributors, including Purvis Industries, WeldStar Co., Pennsylvania Tool Sales and Service, and online at OhioPowerTool.com from April 2017 through October 2017 for about $350.
If your grinder is affected by this recall, stop using it and contact Metabo about how to receive a free repair or replacement tool.
More Info(via US CPSC)