Sledgehammers sold at Bunnings and Mitre 10 are recalled due to safety fears
- Stanley Black & Decker sledgehammers recalled
- Products were sold at hardware stores across Australia
Several sledgehammers are being urgently recalled from retailers across Australia over fears they could cause injuries.
Stanley Black & Decker have issued a nationwide recall for DeWalt and Stanley Fiberglass Sledgehammers sold since 2014.
Along with the already recalled Craftsman line there are an estimated 2.2 million sledgehammers being recalled from big hardware stores such as Bunnings and Mitre 10, as well as a large number of smaller retailers.
Stanley Black & Decker have issued a nationwide recall for DeWalt and Stanley Fiberglass Sledgehammers sold since 2014
The FATMAX fibreglass sledgehammer is being recalled
‘The head of the sledgehammer may loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use,’ Product Safety Australia said in the recall.
‘There is a risk of injury to the user or bystanders if the head detaches during use.’
Affected DeWalt Fiberglass Sledgehammers are those with model numbers DWHT56024, DWHT56025, DWHT56026, DWHT56027, DWHT56029, DWHT56030, DWHT56141, DWHT56142, DWHT56147, DWHT56148
Stanley Fatmax Fiberglass Sledgehammers with model numbers FMHT56006, FMHT56008, FMHT56009, FMHT56010, FMHT56011, FMHT56019 are also affected by the recall.
Customers are urged to immediately stop using the sledgehammer and visit www.sledgehammerrecall.expertinquiry.com to register for a refund.
The tools were sold both in store and online between August 2014 and May 30 this year.