Popular tradie tool taken off Bunnings shelves

Jarrod Brown
By Jarrod Brown
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An essential tradie tool has been recalled from Bunnings after workers discovered its faulty safety systems could cause it to misfire. 

According to an ACCC Product Safety alert issued last week, owners of the Ryobi Airwave 2-in-1 brad nailer/stapler are being told to immediately send in the potentially deadly tool.

Ryobi Airwave 2-in-1 brad nailer/stapler Credit: Ryobi

Sold to customers as “the perfect addition to any workshop with an air compressor,” the nailer-stapler is equipped with a mechanical interlock feature designed to prevent unintentional discharge.

However, the safety regulator has since discovered that the safety device “can get stuck” and allow a nail or staple to discharge at a slight trigger pull. 

“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,” the recall notice said.

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

“Consumers should stop using the product immediately.”

The recall only impacts the model manufactured between October 2021 and March 2024.

Customers can check the side of the nail magazine for the following date codes – Week (W) 43 and Year (Y) 2021 and all dates reaching up to Week (W) 9 and Year (Y) 2024.

If owners find their product is included in the recall, the ACCC  is urging Aussies to immediately return the tool to a Bunnings store for a full refund.

You can also contact the Ryobi customer service team on 1300 859 017 or email recall@ryobi.com.au if you need more information.

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Jarrod Brown combines his background in journalism, copywriting and digital marketing with a lifelong passion for storytelling. He has a strong passion for new and emerging consumer technology within the building sector. He lives on the Sunshine Coast - usually found glued to the deck of a surfboard.