|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 472-0007
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: Bosch Hammer Drills
Units: About 9,700
Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.
Hazard: The drill can continue to operate after the trigger has been released, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled hammer drill is blue with "BOSCH" printed on the side. The model number 1191VSR can be located on the product nameplate mounted on the side of the motor. The product's packaging will be marked as 1191VSRK (the "K" indicates that the hammer drill was packaged with a case in a kit). Only drills with a serial number that begins with "7" are included in the recall.
Sold at: Menards and other hardware retailers and industrial distributors nationwide from July 2007 through April 2008 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Malaysia
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled hammer drill immediately and contact the firm for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. toll-free at (877) 472-0007 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.boschtools.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.
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