(Gray News) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of millions of sledgehammers that have been sold nationwide.

According to the CPSC, the recall includes about 2.2 million DeWalt, Stanley and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers due to the head possibly loosening prematurely and detaching unexpectedly while being used.

The safety commission reports that the sledgehammers are made by Stanley Black and Decker and sold under the DeWalt, Stanley and Craftsman brand names.

Officials said the company has received 192 reports of the sledgehammer heads detaching, including a couple of instances where people suffered injuries to their head and face.

The recalled sledgehammers weigh between 2 and 12 pounds and range between 14 to 36 inches in length.

Sledgehammers recalled due to people suffering head and face injuries while using (kptv.com)


Wait a damned minute. Out of a spectrum of 2,200,000 sledgehammers, you get 192 separations (0.0087%), two injuries (0.00009%) and say “Hey! Let’s recall all of the darned things because we have to justify budget by looking as we are saving lives”?

The brands belong to one company: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. I wonder who they pissed off.


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By Miguel.GFZ

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3 thoughts on “Overreacting a bit, Ain’t you Dear Dot Gov?”
  1. How about, check over your tools before using them? Especially for things like ladders, power tools and big hammers.

  2. The questions which come to mind are…was there any investigation into ‘why’ the head came off the handles? Was it user related, as in poor aiming of the hammer head which resulted in a strike to the handle near the head? Or was it just defective construction. And as Boris said, was there any pre inspection on the part of the buyer before using? And did the user-buyer look like George “The Animal” Steele?

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