Brigade Hickory Handle Sledge Hammers Recalled by White Cap Construction Supply Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–August 19, 2010.  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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Hickory handle sledge hammers

Units: About 15,000

Importer: White Cap Construction Supply Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Hazard: The head of the sledge hammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Brigade sledge hammers with a hickory wood handle. There are 11 models included in this recall, ranging in size from 2 to 20 lbs. A green and white label with the word “Brigade” and the model name is affixed to the head of the sledge hammer, and “Genuine Hickory” is printed on the handle. Model and UPC information are printed on the label.

Model UPC Part Description
444BR10675 847044060535 8LB 36 double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10677 847044060559 12LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10685 847044060634 4LB 16 Engineers Hammer
444BR10678 847044060566 16LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10679 847044060573 20LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10688 847044060665 4LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10687 847044060658 3LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10674 847044060528 6LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10676 847044060542 10LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10686 847044060641 2LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10684 847044060627 3LB 16 Engineers Hammer

Sold at: White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for between $12 and $47.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledge hammers and return the product to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact White Cap Construction Supply toll-free at (877) 281-4831 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at