DeWALT Utility Bars recalled due to Injury Hazard

Starting date:
October 29, 2019
Posting date:
October 29, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71415

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: DeWALT Multi-Functional Utility Bars.
  • Issue: The utility bar can break while being used for prying, posing an injury hazard to the user.
  • What to do: Stop using the recalled utility bars and contact DeWALT for disposal instructions and a refund.

Affected products

DeWALT Multi-Functional Utility Bars

Product description

This recall involves DeWALT 40" Multi-Functional Utility Bars designed at one end for prying and at the other for gripping boards. The bars are yellow at one end and black at the other. The name "DeWALT" and the model number DWHT55293 are printed in black on the yellow end.

Hazard identified

The utility bar can break while being used for prying, posing an injury hazard to the user.

As of October 17, 2019, the company has received no reports of the utility bar breaking in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 2413 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from December 2015 to March 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico

Companies

Distributor
DeWALT Industrial Tool Company
Towson
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled utility bar and contact DeWALT for disposal instructions and a refund.

For more information, consumers can contact DeWALT by telephone toll free at 1-866-937-9805 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m ET, or by email or online.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.