Makita U.S.A. Inc. Announces Recall of Angle Grinders
Name of Product: Makita 7-inch Angle Grinder
Units: About 1,500
Distributor: Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif.
Hazard: The guards on some of these angle grinders will not fully cover a hubbed grinding wheel. As a result, if the hubbed grinding wheel comes apart during use, it could hit the user, possibly causing serious personal injury.
The recall only involves Makita GA7011C 7-inch angle
grinders. The grinders model number and serial number are located on the silver
nameplate which is located above the trigger switch. The last four digits of the
serial numbers of the recalled grinders are in the following ranges:
|1745 1748||1768 1778||1780 1784||1797 1808||1861 1872|
|1885 1892||1897 1900||1909 1912||1921 1924||1953 1956|
|1969 1972||1989 1992||2013 2016||2025 2028||2465 2468|
|2471 2472||2477 2484||2489 2496||2501 2508||2513 2520|
|2529 2540||2549 2560||2573 2576||3133 3137||3162 3169|
Sold at: Industrial suppliers and home centers from about July 2005 through September 2005 for about $179.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers with these angle grinders should stop using them with a hubbed grinding wheel immediately and contact Makita to arrange for a replacement of their guard free of charge. Known purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Makita toll-free at (866) 838-5008 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at http://www.makitatools.com/co_news_pr.htm