Stanley Black & Decker recalls 2.2 million fiberglass sledgehammers

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The sledgehammer's head can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly

Black & Decker of Towson, Md., is recalling about 2.2 million DeWALT, Stanley and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers.

The head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, posing an impact injury hazard

The firm has received 192 reports of the sledgehammer’s head detaching, including two reported injuries to consumers’ faces and heads.

This recall involves DeWALT, Stanley FATMAX and Craftsman Fiberglass Sledgehammers.

The recalled sledgehammers weigh between 2 and 12 pounds and range between 14” and 36” in length.

The DeWALT sledgehammers are yellow and black, the Stanley sledgehammers are yellow and black and the Craftsman sledgehammers are red and black.

Each sledgehammer has the brand written on the handle. The model numbers of the DeWALT and Craftsman hammers are marked on the hammer head. Model numbers of the Stanley hammers are located on a sticker on the handle.

A list of the recalled products may be found here.

The sledgehammers, manufactured in Vietnam, were sold at The Home Depot, ACE Hardware and other hardware stores nationwide and online at,, and and other online sellers from November 2013, through November 2022, for about between $18 and $26.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledgehammers and contact Stanley Black & Decker for instructions to receive a full refund. Consumers must provide their contact information.

Consumers may contact Stanley Black & Decker toll-free at (855) 418-3032 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at for more information.

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