DeWALT Utility Bars recalled due to Injury Hazard
- Starting date:
- October 29, 2019
- Posting date:
- October 29, 2019
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
- 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.
DeWALT Multi-Functional Utility Bars
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.
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.
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
DeWALT Industrial Tool Company
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled utility bar and contact DeWALT for disposal instructions and a refund.
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.