UK Safety Alert issued for Angle Grinder Chainsaw Disc Attachments
The Office of Product Safety and Standards has issued a Safety Alert for a chainsaw disc attachment that has been incorrectly sold for use with angle grinders.
These attachments are not designed to be used together and are likely to cause loss of control which could result in serious injury or even fatality. Reports have been received of injuries arising from kickback caused by the chainsaw gripping the cutting surface and forcing the angle grinder to sharply turn or jump out of the hand of the operator.
Any consumers who have these angle grinder attachments in their possession are urged to stop using them immediately. They should contact the seller for redress if they believe the product was incorrectly marketed as compatible for use with an angle grinder.
Any business that sells these chainsaw discs as attachments for angle grinders must remove them from the market immediately as they do not comply with the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008.
- Should stop using any chainsaw disc with an angle grinder.
- If the product was marketed as compatible for use with an angle grinder, you may be entitled to redress under the Consumer Protection Regulations and you should contact the business that supplied the product.
- Must comply with their obligations under product safety law.
- Must remove from the supply angle grinder chainsaw disc accessories as they cannot comply with the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008.
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