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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Hotline: (888) 925-6244
March 2, 2004
Release # 04-091
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Wagner cordless drill charger base
Manufacturer: Wagner Spray Tech Corp., of Plymouth, Minn.
Hazard: A defective battery can cause the charger base to overheat, causing the base to melt and possibly burn nearby objects.
Incidents/Injuries: Wagner Spray Tech has received 11 reports of the charger base melting, causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall includes 9.6-volt, 10.8-volt, 12-volt, 14.4- volt and 18-volt Wagner drill charger bases. The drills were sold in black and grey, and have the name "Wagner" printed on them. Model numbers involved in the recall are: W96DK, W108DK, W120DK, WB96, WB120, WB144, and WB180K. The model numbers are located on a label on the side of the drill.
Sold at: Department and hardware stores and through mail-order sales from January 1996 through December 2003 from between $40 and $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Stop using the charger base and contact Wagner Spray Tech for information on receiving a replacement charger base.
Consumer Contact: Call Wagner Spray Tech toll-free at (888) 925-6244 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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