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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall

Recall Date: October 25, 2018           Recall Number:  19-027

Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers

 Hazard:  The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard

Remedy: Replace.   Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle

Consumer Contact:

Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at or online at click Safety Notices and Recalls, click Safety Recalls, or click Safety Recalls for more information..

Recall Details

Units: About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)


This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents.

Product Name Model Number
Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill PC70THD
Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver DR560
Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill BTE140 and BTE141

Incidents/Injuries:  Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury

 Sold At:  The Home Depot, Lowe’s, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at and other online retailers from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100
Importer: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md       Manufactured in:  China

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall

Recall Date: October 25, 2018        Recall Number: 19-023

CB2 Recalls Pendant Lights Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Pendant lights

Hazard: The insulation on the electrical wiring can come loose, posing fire and shock hazards.

 Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pendant lights, keep the light switch in the off position and contact CB2 to receive free removal of the recalled light and free installation of the replacement light.

Consumer Contact: CB2 at 800-451-8217 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT on the weekend or online at and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details Units: About 260


This recall involves CB2’s Colby lacquered wood and glass pendant light fixtures. The recalled lights are hanging ceiling lights that measure 17.5 inches long. They have a clear glass shade that measures 12 inches in diameter and a hanging cord that measures 75 inches long.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold Exclusively at: CB2 stores nationwide and online at from November 2017 through August 2018 for about $100.

Importer: CB2, of Northbrook, Ill.     Manufactured in: India

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.


Koehler-Bright Start recalls flashlights due to explosion hazard.

 Name of product:

Koehler-Bright Star WorkSafe Model 2224 LED 3-D cell flashlight


This recall involves WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED.
The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.  The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter.
Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall


The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.



Recall date:

August 14, 2018


About 7,500 (In addition, 200 were sold in Canada) 

Sold At:

Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21. 


Koehler-Bright Star, of Hanover, Pa. 

Manufactured In:

United States 

Recall number:


Consumer Contact:

Koehler-Bright Star at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at 2224LEDReplacement@kbs-inc.netor online at and click on the Contact Us tab for more information.


End User and/or Contractors with Masterpact NW Circuit Breakers (3P, 4P, 6P& 8P from 800 to 6300A)


EXTERNAL FAQ – B-Masterpact+FAQ-07-06-2018



Why is this recall happening?

The T-4000 and T-4000-A Transmitters included in the AT-4000 Series Advanced Wire Tracer kits exhibit a condition that may lead to electric shock.

When a transmitter is connected to hazardous voltage (T-4000 up to 600V and T-4000-A up to 300V), that voltage may appear on the exposed pin of the battery backup terminal or the backup battery if connected. Both the center pin and the battery terminal are accessible to being touched.


How did this happen?

Designed more than 15 years ago, the AT-4000 technology was to be discontinued and replaced with newer technology by 2018. However, in a recent internal review we discovered this risk, so we are now undertaking this voluntary recall immediately because we place tremendous importance on our customer’s safety and the reputation of our products.

We are confident our current safety testing standards will ensure every product meets and exceeds the safety our customers expect.

Fluke Meters

*Fluke Issues Recall on Meters and Testers*

In cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Fluke
issued recalls for five of its products. In all cases, _users are
directed to stop using the product immediately_. The following products
are affected:

* Fluke 373, 374, 375 and 376 Digital Clamp Meters
* Fluke 190 ScopeMeter
* Fluke T2 Electrical Tester
* Fluke 333, 334, 335, 336 and 337 Digital Clamp Meters
* Fluke 1AC-1 VoltAlert Voltage Tester

Specifics of the recall for each device can be found at

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