November 14, 1996
Release # 97-022
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, S-B Power Tool Company Alert Owners
of Bosch Mini-Grinder
WASHINGTON, D.C. CPSC and S-B Power
Tool Company are alerting 150 owners of portable Bosch Mini-Grinders that the wrong wheel
guard was sold with the grinders. If the misfitting wheel guard loosens and touches the
high-speed grinding wheel, consumers could be injured by parts of the shattered wheel.
S-B Power Tool urges recent purchasers of portable Bosch Mini-Grinders, models 1347A and
1347AK, to check the inside of the wheel guard collar for a metal bump that would prevent
the guard from being clamped on the grinder securely. These guards should be removed and
returned for the correct-fitting guards.
S-B Power Tool has sold 150 portable Bosch Mini-Grinders with the wrong wheel guard since
August 1996 in mass merchandise stores nationwide for about $150. No injuries have been
reported. However, the company is alerting customers to check for and replace the
misfitting guard to prevent potential serious injuries.
Consumers should call (800) 301-8255, Ext. 3300 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST for a
correct-fitting guard free of charge, if their guard has the metal bump. Or consumers may
take the wrong guard to the nearest authorized Skil-Bosch Service Center for the
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