Safety on nailers may fail

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 14,000 DeWALT DC608 cordless brad nailers because the safety may not work.

The nailer can operate when the lock-off (safety) is locked, and 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.

DeWALT has received two reports of nailers operating when the safety was on. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the DeWALT DC608 18-volt cordless two-inch 18 gauge straight brad nailer with date codes 200728 through 200821. DC608 is on the right side of the magazine. The date code is 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.

The nailers were sold from October 2007 through May 2008 for about $280 US.

DeWALT Industrial Tool Co. of Towson, Md., will provide a free repair.

For more information, consumers can call DeWALT at (866) 220-1481 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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