Robert Bosch Tool Recall of Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels November 15, 2004

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Announces Recall of Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels

Name of product: Type 1 Abrasive Cut-Off Wheels

Units: About 6,400

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

Hazard: These abrasive cut-off wheels do not have correct speed rating labels. If used at the labeled speed rating, the wheels can burst, causing possible injury to user and bystanders.

Description: The wheels were sold under the “BOSCH” brand name under the following catalog numbers:

Catalog Numbers

Description

2610917994

12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for cutting stainless steel in stationary machines

2610917996

12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for metal cutting in portable machines with 1-inch arbor

2610917998

12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for metal cutting in portable machines with 1-inch arbor

2610918000

12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for concrete/masonry in portable machines with 1-inch arbor

2610918002

12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for concrete/masonry in portable machines with 20mm arbor

2610918004

12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for asphalt/green concrete for portable machines with 1” arbor

2610918006

12-inch type 1 abrasive cut off wheel intended for asphalt/green concrete for portable machines with 20mm arbor

2610918009

3-1/16-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor

2610918010

4-1/16-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor

2610918011

2-1/2-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor

2610918012

2-1/2-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 1/4-inch arbor

2610918013

3-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor

2610918014

3-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 1/4-inch arbor

2610918015

4-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 3/8-inch arbor

2610918016

4-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 1/4-inch arbor

2610918017

4-inch by .045-inch AL Oxide metal cutting wheel, 5/8-inch arbor

The recalled 12-inch-diameter wheels can be identified by a stamped expiration date in the metal center ring of “V 6/2007” or before.

Expiration date “V 7/2007” and after are not included in this recall. The smaller wheels (2-1/2-inch to 4-inch diameters) under this recall will state "Made in Bulgaria." The replacement smaller wheels will state “made in Canada,” and are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: Industrial Distributors or hardware stores nationwide from September 2003 to August 2004. The wheels cost between $3 and $5 for the 2-1/2-inch to 4-inch diameter sizes and $10 to $20 for the 12-inch diameter wheels.

Manufactured in: Small diameter wheels were made in Bulgaria, and 12- inch diameter wheels were made in Germany.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled wheels immediately and contact Bosch for return and replacement instructions.

Consumer Contact: Call Bosch Power Tool at (800) 351-5813 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Boschtools.com