August 23, 2010

Brigade Hickory Handle Sledge Hammers Recalled by White Cap Construction Supply Due to Risk of Injury

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: Hickory handle sledge hammers

Units: About 15,000

Importer: White Cap Construction Supply Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Hazard: The head of the sledge hammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Brigade sledge hammers with a hickory wood handle. There are 11 models included in this recall, ranging in size from 2 to 20 lbs. A green and white label with the word “Brigade” and the model name is affixed to the head of the sledge hammer, and “Genuine Hickory” is printed on the handle. Model and UPC information are printed on the label.

Model / UPC / Part Description
444BR10675 / 847044060535 / 8LB 36 double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10677 / 847044060559 / 12LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10685 / 847044060634 / 4LB 16 Engineers Hammer
444BR10678 / 847044060566 / 16LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10679 / 847044060573 / 20LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10688 / 847044060665 / 4LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10687 / 847044060658 / 3LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10674 / 847044060528 / 6LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10676 / 847044060542 / 10LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10686 / 847044060641 / 2LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10684 / 847044060627 / 3LB 16 Engineers Hammer

Sold at: White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for between $12 and $47.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledge hammers and return the product to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact White Cap Construction Supply toll-free at (877) 281-4831 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

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