According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Stanley Black & Decker has announced a recall of 2.2 million DeWALT, Stanley and Craftsman fiberglass sledgehammers whose heads may loosen prematurely and accidentally separate during use.

According to the CPSC, the DeWALT sledgehammer is yellow and black;

Stanley sledgehammer is yellow and black;

The Craftsman sledgehammer is red and black.

The recalled sledgehammers weigh between 2 and 12 pounds and are between 14 inches and 36 inches long.

The brand is written on the handle of each sledgehammer. DeWALT and Craftsman hammers have the model number on the head, while Stanley products have a sticker on the label.

The models and descriptions of the tools subject to the recall are listed above.

To date, there have been 192 reports of the head of the sledgehammer falling off, including two reports of users suffering facial and head injuries.

The recalled sledgehammers are available nationwide at Home Depot, ACE Hardware and other similar stores. They’re also available online at Amazon and other retailers from November 2013 to November 2022.

Anyone in possession of one of the recalled products has been advised to immediately stop using the tool and to contact Stanley Black & Decker for a full refund.

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