September 25, 2016 6:34 AM ET

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Company Overview of The Black & Decker Corporation

Company Overview

The Black & Decker Corporation designs and manufactures power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products for use in and around the home. It offers screwdrivers, drills, saws, sanders, combo kits, specialty tools, and impacts; lasers and levels, and hand tools; workmates, ladders, heat guns, and tree stands; portable lighting products; automotive products, including car care, portable power, roadside assistance, and vehicle maintenance products; garage storage products and tool boxes; batteries and accessories (chargers and attachments); toys; protective equipment; and lawn and garden products, such as string trimmers, mowers, blower vacs and sweepers, edgers, hedge trimmers, woodc...

701 East Joppa Road

Towson, MD 21286

United States

Founded in 1910

19,900 Employees





Key Executives for The Black & Decker Corporation

Director of Consumer Power Tools
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The Black & Decker Corporation Key Developments

BLACK+DECKER Recalls their Electric Blower/Vacuum/Mulchers Due to Laceration Hazard

BLACK+DECKER recalled its electric blower/vacuum/mulchers, due to the fan cover can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact BLACK+DECKER for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover. The company recalled about 560,000 (in addition, about 20,000 were sold in Canada). This recall involves BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. The model number and ‘Type 1’ are printed on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing. Only ‘Type 1’ blower/vacuum/mulchers are included in this recall. They are orange with black accents, a black fan cover and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube and a reusable collection bag. Model BV6600 also has a rake attachment. The company has received four reports of the fan covers unexpectedly coming off and consumers receiving finger lacerations from contact with the fan.

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