Milwaukee Tool Has Recalled Electric GrindersDec 19, 2002 | Safetyalerts.com Electric Tool Corp. has recalled about 24,000 electric grinders. The grinder's switch can stick in the "on" position, which could pose an injury hazard to consumers.
CPSC and Milwaukee Electric Tool have received 12 reports of grinder switches sticking in the "on" position; however, no injuries have been reported.
The recall includes the 15 Amp grinders that have a seven or nine inch disc and have the following catalog and serial numbers, which can be found on a nameplate on the top of the grinder:
Catalog Numbers Serial Numbers
6086-20 Serial Prefix 991A and 991B only
6088-20 Serial Prefix 994A and 994B only
6089-20 Serial Prefix 992A
The grinders were manufactured in the United States.
Home centers, hardware stores and industrial distributors nationwide sold these grinders from June 2001 through November 2002 for between $165 and $175.