A Complete List of Every Recalled Power Tool

 Metabo Rat Tail Angle Grinder Recalled (more details below)

Metabo Rat Tail Angle Grinder Recalled (more details below)

Construction workers rely on power tools to do their jobs every day.  Working with power tools is also inherently dangerous, but compounding that risk with a manufacturers defect could be a recipe for disaster.  Product recalls on tools, thankfully, don’t happen very often, but it’s extremely important to find out about them before you put yourself at risk for potential injury.

Hearing about product recalls can prove to be pretty difficult.  I actually actively look for them to be able to share with our readers and I still miss them every once in a while.  Last year, for example, I only caught one product recall, which was on the Craftsman brand 10-inch table saw model #137.415030, but it turns out that there were at least 4.

The folks at Tools Critic have compiled a complete list of all power tool recalls on their website, which you can find here. They have ordered them by the date of recall and also include:

  • The cause of the recall
  • How to tell if your tool is affected
  • What to do if you own the recalled product, and
  • Company contact information

The latest product to be recalled was the Metabo Rat Tail Angle Grinder models WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS, WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS, and WEPB 19-180 RT DS, with the serial numbers between 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx (pictured above). The on-off switch can lock in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers, according to Tools Critic, and was recalled on 12/5/2017.

Other recent recalls include tools from Stihl, Black & Decker, and Makita. It’s a great resource for anyone concerned about recalls on power tools and is very easy to navigate through.

More info: Complete List of Recalled Power Tools | Tools Critic