Black & Decker recalls hammer drills linked to injury hazard

Side handles can slip or break


Black & Decker has voluntarily recalled more than 641,000 hammer drills because of an injury hazard.

The side handle that comes with the drill has been reported to slip or break, which poses an injury hazard, as you can lose control of the tool.

The drills were distributed nationwide, including in Canada, at The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon.com and other online retailers and major home and hardware stores. The products were sold between January 2010 and July 2018 for between $50 and $100.

Recalled drills include Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills.

After receiving 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking, the company warns consumers to immediately stop using the drills and contact the company for a free replacement side handle. 

Call Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 or email recall@sbdinc.com for more information. 

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