DEWALT Recalls Two Framing Nailer Models
On June 25, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with DEWALT Industrial Tool Company, based in Towson, Md., issued a voluntary safety recall notice of the DEWALT D51825 and D51850 Framing Nailer tools.
The notice advises consumers to stop using these nailer models immediately.
According to the notice, 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.
While no injuries have been reported, this can pose a serious injury hazard to the user or bystander.
The recall includes the DEWALT Clipped Head Framing Nailer model number D51825 with date codes 20080249-20082749 and the DEWALT Full Round Head Framing Nailer model number D51850 with date codes 20080249-20082749.
The recall affects about 9,000 nailers that were sold at wholesale distributors and retailers nationwide from January 2008 through September 2008 for a retail price of about $280 each.
Owners of these models should contact DEWALT’s recall hotline at 877-437-7181 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for instructions on receiving a free replacement bump action trigger.
Nail Gun Safety
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers a free Quick Card™ in both English and Spanish featuring safety tips for using pneumatic nail guns.
The cards describe the potential hazards of nail gun use, explain safe work practices and recommend personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear while using a nail gun.
Download the cards from the OSHA Web site here.
NAHB offers a “Toolbox Safety Talks” manual through BuilderBooks.com that contains guidelines for 15-minute educational sessions on 52 different safety topics, including nail gun safety.
Go to www.BuilderBooks.com/safety to see all the printed, video and onsite training resources from NAHB to help employers and their workers learn about workplace safety.
For more information on this item, e-mail Rob Matuga at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8507.
Boost Job Site Safety With Fall Protection Training Products
In an effort to increase job site safety and reduce the chance of job related accidents, NAHB has produced the “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” and “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish.”
Both are available through BuilderBooks.com.
The 30-minute “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” can be used by builders to train workers to use safe work practices that eliminate fall hazards and comply with OSHA fall-protection standards.
The “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish” provides guidelines for creating a written fall-protection plan and identifying safe work practices that can prevent costly accidents and injuries. Written with clear text, photographs and illustrations, the book serves as a user-friendly resource for promoting safety on any job site.
To purchase the handbook and video online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.