More than 2 million sledgehammers manufactured under well-known tool company names are on a Fast Track Recall after nearly 200 instances where the hammer’s heads flew off, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The CPSC announced that Stanley Black & Decker is recalling 2.2 million DeWALT, Stanley, and Craftsman fiberglass sledgehammers due to impact injury hazards.

The head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, according to the commission.

The firm says it has received 192 reports of the sledgehammer’s head detaching, including two reported injuries to the user's face and head.

The hammers were imported from Vietnam and sold at 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.

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 hammerhead. Model numbers of the Stanley hammers are located on a sticker on the handle.

Model No.          Description

DWHT56141       2lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer

DWHT56142       3lb Fiberglass Drilling Hammer

DWHT56143       2-1/2 lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer

DWHT56146       2-1/2 lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer

DWHT56147       4lb Fiberglass Blacksmith Hammer

DWHT5614         4lb Fiberglass Engineering Hammer

DWHT56024       4lb Drilling Sledgehammer - hollow handle

DWHT56025       4lb BS Sledgehammer - hollow handle

DWHT56026       4lb ENG Sledgehammer - hollow handle

DWHT56027       6lb Sledgehammer - hollow handle

DWHT56029       10lb Sledge 36"Hammer - hollow handle

DWHT56030       12lb Sledgehammer - hollow handle

CMHT54163        4 LB Engineering Hammer

CMHT56006        3 LB Drilling Hammer

CMHT56011        8 LB Sledgehammer

CMHT56019        10 LB Sledgehammer

FMHT51297        4 LB Engineer Hammer

FMHT51298        4 LB Blacksmith Hammer

FMHT51308        3 LB Drilling Hammer

FMHT56006        3 LB Drilling Hammer

FMHT56008        4 LB Blacksmith Hammer

FMHT56009        4 LB Engineer Hammer

FMHT56010        6 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer

FMHT56011        8 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer

FMHT56019        10 LB FATMAX Sledgehammer

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.