Stanley Black & Decker, a leading global provider of hand and power tools, has announced a recall of approximately 2.2 million DeWALT fiberglass sledgehammers due to a safety hazard. The recall includes various models of DeWALT fiberglass sledgehammers sold under the DeWALT, Stanley, and Craftsman brand names.
The head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user. The company has received 192 reports of the sledgehammer’s head detaching, including two reported injuries to consumers’ face and head.
The recalled sledgehammers weigh between 2 and 12 pounds and range between 14” and 36” in length. The DeWALT sledgehammers are yellow and black, with the brand written on the handle, and the model numbers are marked on the hammer head.
The sledgehammers were sold at The Home Depot, ACE Hardware, and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Homedepot.com, AceHardware.com, and other online sellers from November 2013 through November 2022 for between $18 and $26.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledgehammers and contact Stanley Black & Decker for instructions to receive a full refund. Consumers must provide their contact information to the company.
The company has provided a toll-free number (855-418-3032) for consumers to contact them from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Additionally, consumers can visit the company’s website at https://stanleyblackanddecker.com/sledgehammerrecall or at www.dewalt.com and click on “Safety Notices and Recalls” for more information.
The DeWALT sledgehammer recall affects approximately 2.2 million units in the United States and 53,000 units in Canada. The affected products were manufactured in Vietnam.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled DeWALT fiberglass sledgehammers are urged to take immediate action and stop using the product. The safety hazard of the sledgehammers can cause serious injuries, and consumers should contact Stanley Black & Decker to obtain a full refund. The company has provided easy and convenient ways for consumers to get in touch with them, and they are committed to resolving the issue as quickly as possible.
Here is a list of the affected sledge hammers and their model numbers:
DeWALT recalled sledge hammer model numbers
|DWHT56141||2 lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer|
|DWHT56142||3 lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer|
|DWHT56143||2-1/2 lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer|
|DWHT56146||2-1/2 lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer|
|DWHT56147||4 lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer|
|DWHT56148||4lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer|
|DWHT56024||4 lb Drilling Sledgehammer – Hollow Handle|
|DWHT56025||4 lb BS Sledgehammer – Hollow Handle|
|DWHT56026||4 lb ENG Sledgehammer – Hollow Handle|
|DWHT56027||6 lb Sledgehammer – Hollow Handle|
|DWHT56029||10 lb Sledge 36″Hammer – Hollow Handle|
|DWHT56030||12 lb Sledgehammer – Hollow Handle|
Craftsman recalled sledge hammer model numbers
|CMHT54163||4 LB Engineering Hammer|
|CMHT56006||3 LB Drilling Hammer|
|CMHT56011||8 LB Sledgehammer|
|CMHT56019||10 LB Sledgehammer|
Stanley recalled sledge hammer model numbers
|FMHT51297||4 LB Engineer Hammer|
|FMHT51298||4 LB Blacksmith Hammer|
|FMHT51308||3 LB Drilling Hammer|
|FMHT56006||3 LB Drilling Hammer|
|FMHT56008||4 LB Blacksmith Hammer|
|FMHT56009||4 LB Engineer Hammer|
|FMHT56010||6 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer|
|FMHT56011||8 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer|
|FMHT56019||10 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer|