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  • Recalled Black & Decker DR560 Drill-Driver without the affected side handles

  • Recalled Bostich BTE140/BTE141 Hammer Drill without the affected side handles

  • Recalled Porter/Cable PC70THD Hammer Drill without the affected side handles

  • Side handles used on the recalled hammer drills-drivers. The affected handles is on the left and the replacement handle is on the right.

Monday, November 05, 2018 9:19 am

Black & Decker recalls Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and drill drivers

Black & Decker recalls Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and drill drivers due the side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard. 

This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents. 

Product Name and Model Number:  

Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill

PC70THD 

Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver

DR560 

Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill

BTE140 and BTE141 

Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle. 

Consumers can contact Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at recall@sbdinc.com or online at www.portercable.com click Safety Notices and Recalls, www.blackanddecker.com click Safety Recalls, or www.bostitch.com click Safety Recalls for more information. 

The drill handles were sold at The Home Depot, Lowe's, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100.