Burn Risk Prompts Small Angle Grinder Recall from Robert Bosch

About 91,000 units are potentially defective, according to the manufacturer

Robert Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinder / Burn Risk Prompts Small Angle Grinder from Robert Bosch
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May 12, 2016

A piece of power equipment from Robert Bosch has been recalled due to a safety hazard.

The tool manufacturer is recalling the Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinder. The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns to the consumer.

The company has received four reports of the grinders overheating. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled item bears a date code ranging from 502 to 511. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. BOSCH is printed in red on the side of the product.

About 91,000 small angle grinders are included in the recall.

Consumers could purchase this product at Lowe's, Menards, The Home Depot, and other home improvement, hardware stores nationwide and online from March 2015 through November 2015 for between $50 and $200.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact the firm to obtain a free repair.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Robert Bosch at (844) 552-6724.

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