October 10, 1995
Release # 96-002
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Announce
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
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
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