Massive Recall: 2.2 Million Sledgehammers by Stanley Black & Decker Pose Injury Risk


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CHICAGO, IL – Stanley Black & Decker has issued a recall for 2.2 million DeWALT, Stanley, and Craftsman fiberglass sledgehammers due to a potential impact injury hazard. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall after discovering that the head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, posing a serious risk of injury to the user.

The recall affects sledgehammers sold in the United States, with an additional 53,000 units recalled in Canada. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled sledgehammers and contact Stanley Black & Decker for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Consumers will need to provide their contact information when contacting the company.

Stanley Black & Decker has set up a website ( and a phone line (855-418-3032) for consumers to obtain more information about the recall and initiate the refund process.

The CPSC advises consumers to check their sledgehammers against the recall notice and to cease use immediately if their sledgehammer is affected. The safety of consumers is paramount, and Stanley Black & Decker is taking swift action to address this potential hazard and provide refunds to affected consumers.


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