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October 10, 1995

Release # 96-002
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Announce Sander/Grinder Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation of Brookfield, Wis., is recalling approximately 9,300 sander/grinders. A switch on the tools may stick "on" or may "turn on" with minimal trigger pressure, which could subject the tool operator to injury.

Milwaukee 4-1/2" Mag series sander/grinders with nameplate catalog numbers 6148 or 6151, and packaging catalog numbers 6148-6, 6149-6, and 6151 are included in this recall. The nameplate catalog number is found on the label located on top of the sander/grinder, and the packaging label is found on the side of the box the tool is purchased in. Milwaukee Electric has not received any reports of injury involving the sander/grinders.

The sander/grinders were sold from July 1, 1995 to September 30, 1995 for about $120 each through construction and industrial distributors, home centers, and hardware stores nationwide.

Consumers who own a recalled sander/grinder should return it for a replacement to the place of purchase, or to Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation at 8950 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch, Miss. 38654, or to the nearest Milwaukee Branch Office/Service Center. If it is necessary to ship 4-1/2" Mag Series sander/grinders, Milwaukee recommends that returns be made via United parcel Service (UPS). Milwaukee will reimburse tool owners for shipping expenses. Consumers should not use UPS/C.O.D. returns for shipping charges.

For more information, or for the location of the nearest Milwaukee Branch Office/Service Center, consumers should contact Milwaukee Product Service staff at (800) 274-9804 between 8 am and 4:30 pm CDT.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to