RECALLS #10: Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Grinders Due to Risk of Burns


Recall Date: May 11, 2016
Recall Number: 16-158
Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Grinders Due to Risk of Burns

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Bosch small angle grinders

Hazard: The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns to the consumer.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact the firm to obtain a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool toll-free at 844-552-6724 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, or online at and then click on Important Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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Units: About 91,000 (in addition, 18,000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. “BOSCH” is printed in red on the side of the product.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the grinders overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Lowe’s, Menards, The Home Depot and other home improvement, hardware stores nationwide and online at,, and from March 2015 through November 2015 for between $50 and $200, depending on the model and whether it was sold in a combination package with other tools.
Importer/Distributor: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at

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