|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 220-1481
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 DC608 Cordless Brad Nailers
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.
Hazard: The nailer can operate when the lock-off (safety) is in the locked position. Also, the nailer can operate when the trigger is not pulled and the contact trip is depressed. The unexpected ejection of a nail poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: DeWALT has received two reports of nailers operating when the lock-off (safety) was in the locked position. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the DEWALT DC608 18 Volt Cordless 2" 18 Gauge Straight Brad Nailer with date codes 200728 through 200821. "DC608" is located on the right side of the magazine. The date code can be found on the underside of the handle, once the battery pack is removed. Units stamped with an "M" following the date code are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Wholesale distributors and retailers from October 2007 through May 2008 for about $280.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the nailers and contact DEWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DEWALT toll-free at (866) 220-1481 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.DEWALT.com
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