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Safety Switch on Angle Grinders Can Fail

GrinderDirect Distributors is recalling its 4-inch air angle grinders. The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk. The firm has received one report of the safety spring failing and resulting in a cut finger.

The recall includes about 200 angle grinders that were made in China and sold at Agri Supply stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and online at from January 2015 to April 2016 for about $40. They are 4-inch air angle grinders with model number 20687. The model number is printed on the packaging. The grinders have a blue handle and some models have the ASC logo on the top.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinder and return it to Direct Distributors or any Agri Supply Company location for a full refund.

Source: CPSC

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