Construction Equipment and Sporting Goods Recalled

North Carolina construction workers and homeowners should check their tools. Approximately 300,000 Ryobi ¼ Sheet Sanders were recalled by One World Technologies of Anderson, SC. Since June 2005 and until August 2010 the sanders were sold at Home Depot,,, Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Gardner, Inc. and Tap Enterprises. The sanders were conveniently priced at only $30.

Injured NC Construction Workers

The recall is due to breakage of the fan assembly. Pieces of the fan break off from the assembly and eject from the product, which present a laceration hazard to users. Over 30 reports of broken fan pieces, which include two reports of lacerations, have been submitted.

The sheet sander recall is in regard to model S651D, which are blue and black and have the name "Ryobi" on the left side. The model number can be found on the data plate located on the side of the sander below the handle. Owners of this model can contact One World Technologies and they will receive a free replacement sander.

NC Outdoor Tools Recalled

Outdoors enthusiasts in NC who purchased a Gerber Legendary Blades Gator Combo Axe must stop using it immediately and return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund. Since March 2005, the axes sold for less than $60 at Dick's Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops, American Rod & Gun and The Sportsman's Shops. The recall is due to the knife in the ax handle breaking loose when the ax is used for chopping or hammering, which poses potential laceration risk to the consumer. Gerber is sending free handle caps to ax owners, which hold the knife in the ax.

If you or someone you know has been injured by one of the products above, or by any other type of construction equipment or outdoor tools, they can discuss their situation with an accident attorney in our Raleigh, Dunn or Fayetteville offices. They could be eligible for compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost wages and wrongful death.

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