Metabo Corp., of West Chester, Pennsylvania, is recalling approximately 1,100 rat tail angle grinders with brakes because the on-off switch can lock in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard.

No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Metabo 5″, 6″, and 7″ rat tail angle grinders with a brake, including models:

  • WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS
  • WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS
  • WEPB 19-180 RT DS

The recall involves serial numbers ranging from 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx. Consumers can locate the model and serial numbers on a label located on the bottom of the tool behind the red brake band.

The recalled angle grinders were sold between April 2017 and October 2017 for about $350.

They were sold by distributors for industrial, construction, and welding supply, including Purvis Industries, WeldStar Co., Pennsylvania Tool Sales and Service, and online at

Consumers should stop using the recalled angle grinders and contact Metabo for instructions on how to receive a free repair or replacement.

For more information, contact Metabo toll-free at 844-470-5540 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email or online at and click on “Service.”

Labeling on rat tail angle grinder

Labeling on rat tail angle grinder

Source: Metabo Recalls Rat Tail Angle Grinders Due to Laceration Hazard

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