Stanley Black & Decker, a renowned manufacturer of tools and household hardware, has issued a massive recall of more than 2 million sledgehammers due to concerns over safety. The recall affects popular brands including DeWALT, Stanley, and Craftsman, all of which have been reported to have detachable heads that can cause serious injuries.
The parent company decided to recall the sledgehammers after receiving 192 reports of the head coming off prematurely. Out of those reports, two resulted in injuries to consumers’ face and head, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
To address the issue, Stanley Black & Decker has urged consumers to immediately stop using the impacted sledgehammers and contact the company for full instructions on how to return the product and obtain a refund. Customers can reach the company’s toll-free hotline at 855-418-3032 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
To identify the specific models that are involved in the recall, customers are advised to check the model numbers of the DeWALT and Craftsman hammers, which are marked on the hammerhead. Meanwhile, the Stanley hammers’ model numbers can be found on a sticker attached to the handle.
It is imperative for customers who own any of the impacted models to act fast and follow the company’s instructions to avoid any potential injuries. Stanley Black & Decker assures its customers that it is committed to ensuring their safety and will take all necessary steps to address the issue.