Recall: DEWALT Recalls Framing Nailers Due to Serious Injury Hazard

June 25, 2009
Release # 09-256
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 437-7181
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

DEWALT Recalls Framing Nailers Due to Serious Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: DEWALT D51825 and D51850 Framing Nailers

Units: About 9,000

Distributor: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.

Hazard: The bump action trigger on the framing nailers could have been incorrectly assembled during production, which would allow the nailer to eject a fastener unexpectedly or cause the trigger lock-off not to function. This can pose a serious injury hazard to the user or bystander.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: DEWALT framing nailers with model numbers and date codes listed below:

Model Number Description Date Code Range
D51825 Clipped Head Framing Nailer 20080249-20082749
D51850 Full Round Head Framing Nailer 20080249-20082749

Sold at: Wholesale distributors and retailers nationwide from January 2008 through September 2008 for about $280.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the framing nailers and contact DEWALT for instructions on receiving a free replacement bump action trigger.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DEWALT toll-free at (877) 437-7181 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

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Units stamped with a 'T' are not affected