|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2007
DeWalt's Recall Hotline: (888) 742-9168
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 Cordless Drills
Units: About 346,000
Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Company, of Towson, Md.
Hazard: The trigger switch of the cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: DEWALT has received 11 reports of trigger switches overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves DEWALT individual cordless drills listed below:
|Model Number||Description||Date Codes|
|DC920||Heavy-Duty XRP 1/2" (13mm) 18 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver||200723 through 200742|
|DC930||Heavy-Duty XRP 1/2" (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver||200625 through 200746|
|DC935||Heavy-Duty XRP 1/2" (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver||200627 through 200746|
|DC936||Heavy-Duty XRP 1/2" (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver||200635 through 200746|
|DC940||Heavy-Duty XRP 1/2" (13mm) 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver||200635 through 200746|
The model number is printed on a sticker on the side of the unit. The date code is embossed on the bottom of the unit. Units stamped with an "M" following the date code have been repaired and are not included in this recall. The packaging of repaired drills has a green dot sticker near the UPC label.
Sold at: Wholesale distributors and retailers from about June 2006 through December 2007 for between $180 and $280.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the drills immediately and contact DEWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection and, if necessary, free repair.
Consumer Contact: Call DEWALT toll-free at (888) 742-9168 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit firm's Web site at www.DEWALT.com
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