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Tool News: Deadly Sledgehammers! Millions of DeWALT Hammers Recalled Due to Safety Hazard

DeWALT recalled sledge hammer

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.

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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.

DeWALT hammer recall instructions

The sledgehammers were sold at The Home Depot, ACE Hardware, and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at,,, 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 or at 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

SKU Description
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

SKU Description
CMHT54163 4 LB Engineering Hammer
CMHT56006 3 LB Drilling Hammer
CMHT56011 8 LB Sledgehammer
CMHT56019 10 LB Sledgehammer

Stanley recalled sledge hammer model numbers

Model No. Description
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

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