Hickory Handled Sledge Hammers Recalled

About 15,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Hickory Handle Sledge Hammers have been recalled by importer White Cap Construction Supply Inc., of Costa Mesa, California, due to risk of injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Although no incidents or injuries have been reported, the head of the sledgehammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.

This recall involves Brigade sledgehammers with a hickory wood handle. There are 11 models included in this recall, ranging in size from two to 20 pounds. A green and white label with the word “Brigade” and the model name is affixed to the head of the sledgehammer, and “Genuine Hickory” is printed on the handle. Model and UPC information are printed on the label. Product description, model, and UPC information are listed below:

• 8LB 36 double Face Sledge Hammer: Model 444BR10675 and UPC 847044060535

• 12LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer: Model 444BR10677 and UPC 847044060559

• 4LB 16 Engineers Hammer: Model 444BR10685 and UPC 847044060634

• 16LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer: Model 444BR10678 and UPC 847044060566

• 20LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer: Model 444BR10679 and UPC 847044060573

• 4LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer: Model 444BR10688 and UPC 847044060665

• 3LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer: Model 444BR10687 and UPC 847044060658

• 6LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer: Model 444BR10674 and UPC 847044060528

• 10LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer: Model 444BR10676 and UPC 847044060542

• 2LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer: Model 444BR10686 and UPC 847044060641

• 3LB 16 Engineers Hammer: Model 444BR10684 and UPC 847044060627

The recalled Hickory Handle Sledge Hammers, which were manufactured in India, sold for between $12 and $47 at White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled sledgehammers and return the product to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange. White Cap Construction Supply can be reached toll-free at (877) 281-4831 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.whitecap.com.

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