The head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user.
This recall involves certain DeWALT, Stanley FATMAX and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers.
The recalled sledgehammers weigh between 2 and 12 pounds and range between 14” and 36” in length. The DeWALT sledgehammers are yellow and black, the Stanley sledgehammers are yellow and black and the Craftsman sledgehammers are red and black. Each sledgehammer has the brand written on the handle. The model numbers of the DeWALT and Craftsman hammers are marked on the hammer head. Model numbers of the Stanley hammers are located on a sticker on the handle.
|DWHT56141||2lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer|
|DWHT56142||3lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer|
|DWHT56143||2-1/2 lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer|
|DWHT56146||2-1/2 lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer|
|DWHT56147||4lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer|
|DWHT56148||4lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer|
|DWHT56024||4lb Drilling Sledgehammer – hollow handle|
|DWHT56025||4lb BS Sledgehammer – hollow handle|
|DWHT56026||4lb ENG Sledgehammer – hollow handle|
|DWHT56027||6lb Sledgehammer – hollow handle|
|DWHT56029||10lb Sledge 36″Hammer – hollow handle|
|DWHT56030||12lb Sledgehammer – hollow handle|
|CMHT54163||4 LB Engineering Hammer|
|CMHT56006||3 LB Drilling Hammer|
|CMHT56011||8 LB Sledgehammer|
|CMHT56019||10 LB Sledgehammer|
|FMHT51297||4 LB Engineer Hammer|
|FMHT51298||4 LB Blacksmith Hammer|
|FMHT51308||3 LB Drilling Hammer|
|FMHT56006||3 LB Drilling Hammer|
|FMHT56008||4 LB Blacksmith Hammer|
|FMHT56009||4 LB Engineer Hammer|
|FMHT56010||6 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer|
|FMHT56011||8 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer|
|FMHT56019||10 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer|
The firm has received 192 reports of the sledgehammer’s head detaching, including two reported injuries to consumers’ face and head.
Name of Product: DeWALT, Stanley and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers
Recall Date: April 20, 2023
Recall Number: 23-183
Hazard: The head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user.
Sold At: The Home Depot, ACE Hardware and other hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Homedepot.com, and AceHardware.com and other online sellers from November 2013 through November 2022 for about between $18 and $26.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledgehammers and contact Stanley Black & Decker for instructions to receive a full refund. Consumers must provide their contact information.
Units: About 2.2 million (In addition, about 53,000 in Canada)
Consumer Directions and Contact
What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?
Stanley Black & Decker toll-free at 855-418-3032 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at https://stanleyblackanddecker.com/sledgehammerrecall or at www.dewalt.com, www.craftsman.com or www.stanleytools.com and click on “Safety Notices and Recalls” for more information.
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