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July 06, 2015 5:40 AM ET

Household Durables

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, and crafts; 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, woodcutting products,...

701 East Joppa Road

Towson, MD 21286

United States

Founded in 1910

19,900 Employees

Phone:

410-716-3900

Fax:

410-716-2610

Key Executives for The Black & Decker Corporation

Director of Consumer Power Tools
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Black & Decker Corporation Key Developments

Black+Decker Announces New Range of Powerful Cordless Lithium Ion Handheld Vacuums

BLACK+DECKER announced a new range of powerful cordless Lithium Ion handheld vacuums. The collection includes the 20V MAX* & 16V MAX* Lithium Flex(TM) Vacs with Floor Heads and the 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot(TM) Vac. Lithium Ion battery technology has enhanced the performance of BLACK+DECKER's handheld vacuums. Other types of batteries fade and lose suction, making it difficult for homeowners to complete their cleaning task before running out of power. Instead, Lithium Ion batteries offer strong suction and fade-free power throughout their use giving homeowners the confidence that they can complete tasks quickly and conveniently. The lightweight and compact 20V MAX* & 16V MAX* Lithium Flex Vacs with Floor Heads offer limitless versatility and are the ultimate in portable, multi-functional vacuuming. No longer just a simple hand-carried vacuum, the Flex Vacs provide easy clean-up high or low, in the house or car, and on any floor surface -- wood, tile, carpet, rugs, etc. Choose between the new stick vac attachment for floors or use the four foot extendable hose for detail work and hard-to-reach areas. Accessories include: Stick vac attachment with swivel floor head; Rubberized pet hair brush attachment (20V only); Flip-up dusting brush; Crevice tool; Charging base with tool and accessory storage. Additionally, BLACK+DECKER's all-purpose 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot Vac has strong and consistent suction provided by the 20V MAX* Lithium Ion battery. The Pivot is not only powerful, but it's also compact and can be stored within easy reach to any mess. A distinctive pivoting nose feature enables easy cleaning for those hard to reach areas, such as under cupboards, above tall shelves, and in between couch cushions. Accessories include: Onboard crevice tool; Onboard brush; Charging base with tool storage.

Black & Decker Corp. Faces Lawsuits in Baltimore over Table Saws

Black & Decker Corp. is facing federal lawsuits in Baltimore from at least four consumers alleging they were injured using the Towson toolmaker's table saws. The lawsuits, filed by plaintiffs from Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and Arkansas, allege that table saws designed, made or sold by Black & Decker were defective because they were not being equipped with a device called a riving knife. A riving knife is a small metal device that reduces the chances of the wood jerking back and causing the saw operator's hands from being pulled into the saw's blades, according to the lawsuit. The four lawsuits, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, allege that the plaintiffs suffered "severe and permanent personal injuries" when their fingers came in contact with the saw blade.

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