View Full Version : Dewalt drill recall

03-16-2009, 03:29 PM
Anyone got one of these? You could get a new one.. :D

--Safety Recall Notice--
The Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) and DeWALT have both posted recalls on DeWALT cordless drills.
http://www.dewalt.com/us/articles/article.asp?Site=product&ID=1593 (http://www.dewalt.com/us/articles/article.asp?Site=product&ID=1593)</SPAN>
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08143.html (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08143.html)

The pictures below are from a drill that was being stored in a cabinet of one of our clients. The drill was found as shown above. The Recall information from the CPSC is identifying the hazard as "The trigger switch of the cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers."

If your drill is affected, STOP USING IMMEDIATELY, call DeWALT toll-free:

03-16-2009, 03:42 PM
Hmmm - I've got a 12v cordless in the garage I better check on.

03-16-2009, 03:53 PM
Mine has been smoking when I first use it. It also gets pretty hot, I hope mine is on the list:eek: