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Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

This recall involves side handles supplied with 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. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents. Product Name Model Number Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill PC70THD Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver DR560 Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill BTE140 and BTE141
Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill DriversAbout 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)
The Home Depot, Lowe’s, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at and other online retailers from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100
Recall Date:    Nov 1, 2018
Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury
Mfg Country:
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md
Recall ID:    8445
Last Published:    Nov 1, 2018
Official Site:    Link


RecallMe Number:    19027
RecallMe Status:    Announced
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