Heads up - DeWalt Recalls Framing Nailers


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207

June 25, 2009
Release # 09-256 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 437-7181
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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DEWALT Recalls Framing Nailers Due to Serious Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
**Name of Product: **DEWALT D51825 and D51850 Framing Nailers
**Units: **About 9,000
**Distributor: **DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.
**Hazard: **The bump action trigger on the framing nailers could have been incorrectly assembled during production, which would allow the nailer to eject a fastener unexpectedly or cause the trigger lock-off not to function. This can pose a serious injury hazard to the user or bystander.
**Incidents/Injuries: **None reported.
**Description: **DEWALT framing nailers with model numbers and date codes listed below:
Model NumberDescriptionDate Code RangeD51825Clipped Head Framing Nailer20080249-20082749D51850Full Round Head Framing Nailer20080249-20082749
**Sold at: **Wholesale distributors and retailers nationwide from January 2008 through September 2008 for about $280.
**Manufactured in: **Mexico