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The last week of August, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and White Cap Construction Supply Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif. recalled 15,000 Hickory handle sledge hammers. The head of the sledge hammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.

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

The product was sold by White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for between $12 and $47. The product was made in India

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledge hammers and return the product to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange. Consumers can contact While Cap at (877) 281-4831 or visit their Web site at .

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

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