Nail Guns Pose Unexpected Injury Risk


Faulty manufacturing of these nail guns could seriously injure users or bystanders.

Tool manufacturer Dewalt is recalling thousands of framing nail guns that could unexpectedly eject nails, putting users and bystanders at risk of serious injury.

Dewalt Industrial Tool Co. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling about 9,000 DEWALT D51825 and D51850 Framing Nailers after the company discovered that the bump action trigger on the nailers may have been assembled incorrectly during production. In addition, the trigger lock-off meant to disable the trigger when it’s not in use may not work at all, the CPSC says. No injuries have been reported at this time.

The recall
includes $280 Clipped Head Framing Nailers with a date code range of 20080249 to 20082749 and Full Round Head Framing Nailers with date codes between 20080249 and 20082749.

Both were sold by wholesale distributors and retailers nationwide from January 2008 through September 2008.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled framing nailers immediately and contact Dewalt to find out how to get a replacement bump action trigger. For more information, you can also call Dewalt at (877) 437-7181 or visit the company’s web site at

If you’ve experienced a problem or injury related to this product recall or a different hazard with a recalled product, you can report it to the CPSC.

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