Alltrade Tools Recalls Kawasaki Cordless Drill Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco

The trigger switches on Kawasaki Cordless Drills, model 691761, can short and generate excessive heat.

Recall date: June 27, 2012
Recall number: 12-740

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Kawasaki cordless drill


The trigger switches can short and generate excessive heat posing a burn hazard.

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

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Recall Details


About 45,000


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

Alltrade Tools has received 33 reports of incidents, including one minor burn injury.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and register at 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.

Sold at

Costco stores nationwide from May 2011 through February 2012 for about $50.


Wuxi Xinju Electric Tools Co., Ltd. of Wuxi, China


Alltrade Tools LLC, of Long Beach, Calif.

Manufactured in