CSA International and Milwaukee Tool Corp. Announce Voluntary Recall of Electric Grinders

December 3, 2002

In co-operation with CSA International, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., of Brookfield, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 electric grinders. The grinder’s switch can stick in the “on” position, which could pose an injury hazard to consumers. Milwaukee Electric Tool has received 12 reports of grinder switches sticking in the “on” position; though, no injuries have been reported.

The recall includes the 15 Amp grinders that have a seven or nine inch grinding disc and have the following catalog and serial numbers, which can be found on a nameplate on the top of the grinder:

Catalog Numbers Serial Numbers
6086-20 9inch

6088-20 7inch

6089-20 9inch

Serial Prefix 991A and 991B only

Serial Prefix 994A and 994B only

Serial Prefix 992A

The grinders were manufactured in the United States.

Home centers, hardware stores and industrial distributors nationwide sold these grinders from June 2001 through November 2002 for between $260 and $280.

Consumers should stop using the grinders immediately and return them to their nearest Milwaukee authorized centre or Milwaukee Electric Tool Canada for a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Milwaukee Electric Tool Canada at (416) 439-4181 or 1(800) 268-4015 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

CSA International  is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on over one billion products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group , which consists of CSA International, CSA , a developer of standards and codes, and QMI  for management systems registration.

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