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Bosch Recalls Small Angle Grinders Due to Risk of Burns

May 16, 2016

Thousands of Bosch small angle grinders have been recalled due to the risk of burns, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

The grinders can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns to the consumer. The firm has received four reports of the grinders overheating. No injuries have been reported.

The grinders were sold at Lowe’s, Menards, The Home Depot and other home improvement, hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com and Menards.com from March 2015 through November 2015 for between $50 and $200, depending on the model and whether it was sold in a combination package with other tools.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact the firm to obtain a free repair. The consumer contact for Robert Bosch Tool is toll-free at 844-552-6724 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, or online at www.BoschTools.com and then click on Important Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

This recall involves Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. “BOSCH” is printed in red on the side of the product. 

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired
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