The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 3 different drills manufactured by Black & Decker due to safety concerns.
The 3 drills that have been recalled are:
Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill model #PC70THD
Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver model #DR560
Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill model #BTE140 and BTE141
Around 641,000 units of the models mentioned above have been sold from January 2010 through July 2018. So far, there have been 11 reported incidents of side handles, which are meant to provide stability, slipping or breaking. One of those incidents reported caused a torn rotator cuff.
The side handles in question were made of black plastic, which is certainly not an ideal material when it’s put under a heavy load.
If you have one of the drills above, you should stop using it immediately and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle. The replacement side handle is made of metal.
Full story: Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard | US CPSC
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