Robert Bosch Tools Recalls 100K Tools for Overheating

recalled grinderRobert Bosch Tool is recalling its small angle grinders after receiving four reports of the grinders overheating. These tools 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 recall includes about 91,000 grinders that were sold in the U.S., plus 18,000 that were sold in Canada.

The recalled tools are Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511. They are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. They were manufactured in China and sold from March 2015 through November 2015 for between $50 and $200, depending on the model and whether it was sold in a combination package with other tools. They were sold at Lowe’s, Menards, The Home Depot and other home improvement, hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com and Menards.com.

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

Source: CPSC

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