Walmart Recalls Over 200,000 Hammers due to Injury Risk.
Walmart has recalled 211,0000 hammers due to an injury risk. The manufacturer says the molded grip can come loose/detach from the handle, posing an injury risk for consumers.
The recalled product is the STANLEY® brand 16 oz. wooden handle nailing hammer. With model number STHT51454 etched below the STANLEY logo on the steel hammer head. The hammers have a metal head and a natural wood handle with a black molded grip.
The hammers were sold at Walmart stores from July 2018 through August 2019 for around $6.00.
Consumers who purchased the recalled hammer can return it to Walmart for a full refund.
So far, Stanley has received one report of the hammer’s grip coming loose. No injuries have been reported at this time.
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Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Stanley Black & Decker Recalls Wooden Handle Nailing Hammer Due to Injury Hazard”
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