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RIDGID coil roofing nailers and RIDGID clipped head framing nailers recalled due to safety concerns

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DETAILS: RIDGID Coil Roofing Nailers and RIDGID Clipped Head Framing Nailers imported by One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C. and manufactured by De Poan Pneumatic Corporation of Taiwan; sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com between January and September 2012. The pneumatic nailers are used to secure fasteners into roofs and woodwork. The orange and gray hand held drill-shaped tools have the name "RIDGID" on the side of the nailers in white type on a black panel. The model and serial numbers are located on the side of the nail tray/magazine where the fasteners are loaded.

WHY: The trigger assembly on the nailers can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a fastener, posing a laceration or injury hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 8,400 Coil Roofing Nailers and 4,400 Clipped Head Framing Nailers.

FOR MORE: Contact One World Technologies at 800-597-9624 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://www.ridgid.com .

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