12,800 RIDGID Nailers Recalled By One World Over Laceration Risk

Posted on December 6, 2012

Recently, we provided you with an important report about safety as it pertains to the usage of nail guns.  These items must only be used when strict safety precautions are followed, otherwise an injury would be possible.  Now, just a couple days after that report, a recall of nail guns is being issued.

The Anderson, South Carolina-based One World Technologies announced the recall, which pertains to RIDGID Clipped Head Framing Nailer and Coil Roofing Nailers.  These products are orange and gray and have the word RIDGID emblazoned upon the side.  4,400 of the clipped head framing nailers and 8,400 of the coil roofing nailers are affected by the recall, but those whose package has a blue dot are not included.

The recall was initiated because it was discovered that a malfunction could be had on the trigger assembly of the devices.  This could lead to a fastener potentially being discharged by accident, which could cause a user or someone nearby to sustain a laceration injury.  Thankfully, no one has reported such an occurrence at this point in time.

These items, which were only available at Home Depot between January and September of this year for $230, should not be used.  By getting in touch with One World, consumers can obtain a replacement item.

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