|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 263-9051
DEWALT Recalls Cut-Out Tools Due to Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: DEWALT Model DW660 Cut-Out Tools
Units: About 81,000
Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.
Hazard: The cord wire in these units could be damaged internally, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: DEWALT has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to this issue.
Description: These DEWALT cut-out tools are yellow and black, and have model number DW660 written on their nameplate, which is located on the body of the unit. The recalled tools were manufactured between January 2006 and September 2006, and have date codes ranging from 200601 to 200639. The date code also is located on the tool's nameplate. Units with a "V" stamped on the nameplate are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from January 2006 through November 2006 for between $70 and $130, depending on the kit.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cut-out tool immediately and contact DEWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection and repair, if necessary.
Customer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact DEWALT toll-free at (888) 263-9051 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the DEWALT Web site at www.DEWALT.com
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