Metabo recalls rat tail angle grinders

PhotoMetabo Corp., of West Chester, Pa., is recalling about 1,100 rat tail angle grinders with a brake.

The on-off switch can lock in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Metabo 5-inch, 6-inch, and 7-inch rat tail angle grinders with a brake.

Recalled models include WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS, WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS, and WEPB 19-180 RT DS. Serial numbers are from 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx.

Model numbers and serial numbers are printed on a label on the bottom of the tool behind the red brake band.

The grinders, manufactured in Germany, were sold at industrial, construction, welding supply distributors, including Purvis Industries, WeldStar Co., Pennsylvania Tool Sales and Service, and online at from April 2017, through October 2017, for about $350.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinders and contact Metabo for instructions on how to receive a free repair or a replacement.

Consumers may contact Metabo toll-free at 844-470-5540 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET Monday) through Friday, by email at or online at and click on Service for more information.

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