A recall notice for FEIN and Slugger and Slugger by FEIN Fein Core Drills KBC 35 and KBB 60 (later renamed KBB 60 X) and Spare Parts supplied by C & E Fein GmbH as the core drills and spare parts were installed with a gasket containing asbestos.
C & E Fein GmbH - FEIN and Slugger and Slugger by FEIN Fein Core Drills KBC 35 and KBB 60 (later renamed KBB 60 X) and Spare Parts
24 Apr 2020
Core drills and spare parts branded FEIN and Slugger and Slugger by FEIN, used for drilling into metal surfaces.
Spare Parts Numbers: 30610055000, 31508314030, 32498611010
What are the defects?
The core drills and spare parts were installed with a gasket containing asbestos.
What are the hazards?
Asbestos fibres may be released when the drill is in use or the affected gasket is broken. Breathing in asbestos fibres can cause a range of serious medical conditions, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
What should consumers do?
Consumers with affected products should immediately cease using the product and contact Fein to arrange the collection of the product, and either a refund or a replacement drill, depending on the model.
All affected drills must be collected immediately, taped with a commercially available, reinforced fabric adhesive tape in the affected sealing area and stored in protected, secured containers, for example in the original case.
IMPORTANT: Protective gloves and disposable dust respirators (type FFP2 at minimum) must be worn. After use these must be stored in the protected, closed container together with the drill. Under no circumstances should you open the casing of the drills yourself.
Consumers can check if their product is affected, register for product collection, and register for a refund or replacement, at www.fein.com.au/magdrill_care
For more information, consumers can contact email@example.com
Where the product was sold
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Dates available for sale
- 1 January 2013 - 1 January 2018
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.