Equipment Recall – certain Porter-Cable and Black & Decker hammer drills

This notice is to alert STAC Members to a Health Canada recall notice issued on November 1, 2018 that relates to products some STAC Members may have in their corporate inventory.

The recalled products are the Porter-Cable ½-inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill (PC70THD) and the Black & Decker ½-inch Drill/Driver (DR560).

Additional information about this recall is included below.

Manufacturer: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.

Distributor: Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.

Product Description: This recall involves certain models of Porter-Cable hammer drills and Black & Decker Drill/Drivers sold in Canada. The products are sold with a black side handle that attaches to the front of the drill.

The recalled products may be identified by the following model and UPC numbers:
Model Number: PC70THD
Description: ½-inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill
UPC: 885911246118

Black & Decker
Model Number: DR560
Description: ½-inch Drill/Driver
UPC: 885911206716

Hazard Identified: The side handle supplied with the drill may slip when the drill is in use and lead to loss of control, posing a risk of injury.

As of October 23, 2018 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 1 report of injury.

Affected units sold in Canada: Approximately 18,194 units of the Porter-Cable-brand and Black & Decker-brand products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold: The recalled products were sold from January 2010 to July 2018 in Canada and the United States.

What you should do: Consumers should stop using the hammer drill and contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp. for a free replacement side handle.

For more information, consumers may contact Black & Decker Canada Corp. by telephone at 888-284-3070 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, by email, or online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

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.

Link to Health Canada recall notice: