Hickory-Handled Sledgehammers Recalled

White Cap Construction Supply Inc. of Costa Mesa, Calif., voluntarily recalled the tools because the head can loosen and detach, posing an injury risk to users.

About 15,000 hickory-handled sledgehammers have been recalled voluntarily by construction distributor White Cap Construction Supply Inc. of Costa Mesa, Calif., because the tools' head can loosen and detach, posing an injury risk to users.

Eleven models ranging from 2 to 20 pounds are being recalled.Eleven models ranging from 2 to 20 pounds are being recalled; they were made in India and sold at White Cap distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for $12 to $47, according to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported, it said. Consumers should stop using the products and return them to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange.

White Cap Construction Supply Inc. has stores coast to coast. It provides a wide array of materials, tools, and products, including safety and fall prevention products, to professional contractors.

For more information about the recall, contact White Cap at 877-281-4831 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT weekdays or visit www.whitecap.com.

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