June 9, 2006

Vermont American Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels

Units: About 400,000

Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Hazard: The Abrasive Cut-Off Wheel packages are not properly labeled
with precautionary information on proper use and operation. The failure
of a user to follow the instructions below could result in injury.

Description: The wheels have a black, abrasive exterior; a red circular
label on the interior; and are used to clean, slot, nick and cut metal.
The wheels were sold under the "Vermont American" brand name had the
following catalog numbers, diameters and blade thickness:

Item # Diameter Blade Thickness
28026 6-1/2" 1/8"
28027 7"-7-1/4" 1/8"
28028 8" 1/8"
28030 10" 1/8"
28032 12" 1/8"
28033 14" 1/8"

Sold at: Industrial distributors nationwide from January 2001 through
September 2005 for between $5 and $15.

Remedy: Consumers with abrasive cut-off wheels that are missing the
safety instructions should contact Vermont American Customer Service to
obtain safety warning information.

Consumer Contact: Call Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (800) 742-3869 between
7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday thru Friday.