PhotoDirect Distributors of Garner, N.C., is recalling about 200 4-inch air angle grinders.


The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk.


The firm has received one report of the safety spring failing, resulting in a finger laceration.


This recall involves 4-inch air angle grinders with model number 20687 printed on the packaging. The grinders have a blue handle and some models have the ASC logo on the top.


The grinders, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Agri Supply stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and online at from January 2015, to April 2016, for about $40.


What to do


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinder and return it to Direct Distributors or any Agri Supply Company location for a full refund.


Consumers may contact Direct Distributors toll-free at 877-564-8669 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at, or online at and click on “Safety Recall Notice” for more information.


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