Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Plastic Side Handles That Can Slip or Break

Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking

Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Plastic Side Handles That Can Slip or Break
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November 5, 2018

Black & Decker is recalling certain Porter-Cable brand and Black & Decker brand drills and drill/drivers. The plastic side handles may slip or break, posing an injury hazard. Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury.

What's the problem?

This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents.

The products were originally sold at The Home Depot, Lowe's, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100.

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What happens next?

Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker at (888) 284-3070 for a free replacement side handle. The recall number is 19-027.