Several sledgehammers are being urgently recalled from retailers across Australia over fears they could cause injuries.
Stanley Black & Decker have issued a nationwide recall for DeWalt and Stanley Fiberglass Sledgehammers sold since 2014.
Along with the already recalled Craftsman line there are an estimated 2.2 million sledgehammers being recalled from big hardware stores such as Bunnings and Mitre 10, as well as a large number of smaller retailers.
“The head of the sledgehammer may loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use,” Product Safety Australia said in the recall.
“There is a risk of injury to the user or bystanders if the head detaches during use.”
Affected DeWalt Fiberglass Sledgehammers are those with model numbers DWHT56024, DWHT56025, DWHT56026, DWHT56027, DWHT56029, DWHT56030, DWHT56141, DWHT56142, DWHT56147, DWHT56148
Stanley Fatmax Fiberglass Sledgehammers with model numbers FMHT56006, FMHT56008, FMHT56009, FMHT56010, FMHT56011, FMHT56019 are also affected by the recall.
Customers are urged to immediately stop using the sledgehammer and visit www.sledgehammerrecall.expertinquiry.com to register for a refund.
Those with questions can call Stanley Black & Decker toll-free at 855-418-3032 from 8am to 6pm AEST Monday through Friday.