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RECALL #11: Ridgid Pneumatic Nailers due to Laceration or Injury Hazard

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications Washington, D.C.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2012
Release #13-059 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 597-9624
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ridgid Pneumatic Nailers Recalled by One World Technologies Due to Laceration or Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at the Home Depot
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.

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