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Laceration, injury hazard prompts recall of One World Technologies Rigid pneumatic nailers




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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
December 7, 2012 | 1143 views | Post a comment

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: RIDGID Coil Roofing Nailer and RIDGID Clipped Head Framing Nailer

Units: About 8,400 Coil Roofing Nailers and 4,400 Clipped Head Framing Nailers

Importer: One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Manufacturer: De Poan Pneumatic Corporation, of Taiwan

Hazard: The trigger assembly on the nailers can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a fastener, posing a laceration or injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled pneumatic nailers are used to secure fasteners into roofs and woodwork. The orange and gray hand held drill-shaped tools have the name "RIDGID" on the side of the nailers in white type on a black panel. The model and serial numbers are located on the side of the nail tray/magazine where the fasteners are loaded. Recalled nailers have the following serial number range:

Coil Roofing Nailer model R175RNE: ER114600001 through ER1217008424
Clipped Head Framing Nailer model R350CHE: ER114600001 through ER1215004424

Nailers with a blue dot on the product packaging are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Home Depot stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com between January 2012 and September 2012 for about $230.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nailers and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement nailer.

Consumer Contact: One World Technologies at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ridgid.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13059.html
 
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