The utility bar can break while being used for prying

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

September 30, 2019

PhotoDeWALT Industrial Tool Company of Towson, Md., is recalling about 145,000 DEWALT Multi-Functional Utility Bars.

The utility bar can break while being used for prying, posing an injury hazard to the user.

The firm has received at least 56 reports of the utility bars breaking, including four reports of injured users.

This recall involves DeWALT 40 Multi-Functional Utility Bars designed at one end for prying and at the other for gripping boards. The bars are yellow at one end and black at the other.

The name DeWALT and the model number DWHT55293 are printed in black on the yellow end.

What to do

Consumers may contact DeWALT toll free at (866) 937-9805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by e-mail at, or online at and click on Service and Support at the bottom of the page, then Safety Recall Notice for more information.