Trading Standards Institute Advice

2021.10.15 Recall: Vorel - Chain Saw Disc Angle Grinder

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

Vorel Chain Saw Disc Angle Grinder

Angle grinder

Alert number
2110-0124

Product type
Machinery

Product identifiers
N/A

Product description
Silver chain saw disc angle grinder

Country of origin
Poland

Counterfeit
Unknown

Risk level
Serious

Risk type
Injuries

Risk description
These products present a risk of serious injury or fatality as the 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. These grinder chain discs do not comply with the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-safety-alert-issued-for-angle-grinder-chainsaw-disc-attachment

Corrective measures
Removal of the listing by the online marketplace

Online marketplace
N/A

Notifier
Local Authority Trading Standards

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