Recall: DeWALT Recalls Utility Bars Due to Injury Hazard

Description: This recall involves DeWALT 40" Multi-Functional Utility Bars designed at one end for prying and at the other for gripping boards. The bars are yellow at one end and black at the other. The name "DeWALT" and the model number DWHT55293 are printed in black on the yellow end.

Name of product: DeWALT Multi-Functional Utility Bars

Units: About 145,000

Hazard: The utility bar can break while being used for prying, posing an injury hazard to the user.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility bars and contact DEWALT for a gift card worth the full purchase price.

Recall date: September 26, 2019

Incidents/Injuries: DeWALT has received at least 56 reports of the utility bars breaking, including four reports of injured users.

Sold At: The Home Depot and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at and other online retailers from December 2015 through March 2019 for between $30 and $40.

Importers: DeWALT Industrial Tool Company, of Towson, Md.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Consumer contact: DeWALT toll free at 866-937-9805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; e-mail at; or online at and click on “Service and Support,” then “Safety Recall Notice” for more information.

Recall number: 19-211

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