|June 27, 2012
Alltrade Tools Recalls Kawasaki Cordless Drill Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kawasaki cordless drill
Units: About 45,000
Manufacturer: Wuxi Xinju Electric Tools Co., Ltd. of Wuxi, China
Importer: Alltrade Tools LLC, of Long Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The trigger switches can short and generate excessive heat posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Alltrade Tools has received 33 reports of incidents, including one minor burn injury.
Description: This recall involves Kawasaki Cordless Drills, model 691761, sold in green and black color combination, with a 19.2v battery pack and certain serial numbers. "Alltrade Tools LLC" and "Made in China" are printed in white lettering on the left side of the drills. The drill's model and serial numbers are located on a label on the right side of the drill. The recalled drills have the following serial numbers:
|Kawasaki Cordless Drill Serial Numbers
|From 11030 30201 to 11030 33656
|From 11040 00001 to 11040 17120
|From 11060 00001 to 11060 07340
|From 11070 00001 to 11070 05984
|From 11070 16801 to 11070 20640
Sold at: Costco stores nationwide from May 2011 through February 2012 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and register at www.alltrade2.fox-international.com to receive a free drill, including shipping. Alltrade Tools is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled drills. Consumers should not return the drills to the store where purchased.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Alltrade Tools toll-free at (800) 727-7420 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT, or visit the firm’s website at www.alltrade2.fox-international.com
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