DeWalt recalls cordless drills for fire hazard
- December 24, 2007 11:52 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Maryland-based DeWalt is recalling about 346,000 cordless drills because they may overheat and pose a fire hazard to users.
The recall affects the following drills:
- Heavy-Duty XRP 18-volt cordless drill/driver, model #DC920, date codes 200723 through 200742.
- Heavy-Duty XRP 14.4-volt cordless drill/driver, model #DC930, date codes 200625 through 200746.
- Heavy-Duty XRP 14.4-volt cordless hammer drill/drill/driver, model #DC935 and #DC936, date codes 200627 through 200746 and 200635 through 200746.
- Heavy-Duty XRP 12-vot cordless drill/driver, model #DC940, date codes 200635 through 200746.
The company has learned of 11 drills overheating. No injuries or damage have been reported.
The drills, which were manufactured in Mexico, were sold in the U.S. from June 2006 through December 2007 for between $180 and $280 US.
Consumers should stop using the drills and contact the company for an inspection and free repair.
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