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CPSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Announce Recall of Electric Wrenches

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Recall Date:
July 27, 2001

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2001
Release # 01-208
Impact Wrench Recall Line: (866) 473-2288
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051

CPSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Announce Recall of Electric Wrenches

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., of Brookfield, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 electric wrenches. The wrenches have power cords that can release from the handle, posing an injury or electrocution hazard to consumers.

Milwaukee and CPSC have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled impact wrenches are shaped like drills, but use a forward/reverse (impact) action to tighten/loosen bolts. The wrenches have a red handle, a red and gray body, and the name "Milwaukee" printed on the drill. The model and serial numbers included in this recall can be found on the nameplate located on the body of the tool.

Model Numbers Serial Numbers
9070-20 229A401010001 thru 229A401250722
9071-20 239A401010001 thru 239A401250404
9075-20 230A401010001 thru 230A401260104


Home centers, hardware stores, and industrial distributors nationwide sold these wrenches from March 2001 to July 2001 for between $180 and $280.

Consumers should stop using these electric wrenches immediately and return them to the nearest Milwaukee Factory Service Center or authorized power tool service center for a free repair. Consumers also can call Milwaukee toll-free at (866) 473-2288 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can locate the nearest service facility by visiting the company's website at www.mil-electric-tool.com.

Wrenches that have a "X" stamped or etched on the nameplate next to the serial number have already been repaired.
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