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‘Risk of laceration’: Tool sold at Bunnings removed from shelves

Anyone who has bought one of the affected nailer-staplers is urged to return it to Bunnings for a refund.

Anyone who has bought one of the affected nailer-staplers is urged to return it to Bunnings for a refund. Photos: Bunnings

A popular tool sold by hardware giant Bunnings has been recalled amid fears of a potential malfunction that may leave users injured.

Product Safety Australia issued the recall notice for the Ryobi Airwave nailer and stapler on Thursday.

The nailer and stapler is a multitool that has a mechanical interlock feature designed to prevent it working unintentionally. It is this that is the subject of the recall.

“The safety device can get stuck and allow a nail or staple to discharge through use of the trigger alone and not via the usual two-step actuation process,” Product Safety said.

“There is a risk of laceration injuries if the nailer/stapler discharges unintentionally.”

The issue affects the Ryobi model RA-NBS1832-S Airwave 2-in-1 Brad Nailer/Stapler manufactured between October 2021 and March 2024.

Product Safety said affected products had date codes on the side of their nail magazine “between Week (W) 43 and Year (Y) 2021 to Week (W) 9 and Year (Y) 2024”.

Anyone who has one of the affected tools is advised to stop using it immediately and return it to Bunnings for a full refund.

They can also contact Ryobi on 1300 859 017 or email [email protected] for more information.

Topics: Bunnings
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