March 2, 2000
DEWALT® 18-volt Battery Packs Recalled
Baltimore, MD (SafetyAlerts) - DEWALT® Industrial
Tool Co. is recalling for repair about 755,000 DEWALT® 18-volt battery packs used with
various battery-operated tools. The battery packs' clips can come loose, causing the
battery packs to fall. When working with these tools, falling battery packs weighing about
2.2 pounds can cause injury.
DEWALT® has received 53 reports of battery packs
falling from tools. There have been five reports of injuries, including a battery pack
striking a consumer on the head.
The recalled DEWALT® 18-volt battery packs are
model number DW9095. This model number is located on the name plate on the bottom of the
battery. These battery packs have date codes from 9719 to 9810 located on the top of the
battery pack. The battery packs are black with "DEWALT," and "18V" in
yellow on the sides of the packs.
Battery packs with an "R" etched after
the date code or with a red dot on the name plate already have been repaired and are not
included in this recall.
Major home centers and hardware stores, as well as
industrial distributors, sold battery packs nationwide from May 1997 through June 1998 for
between $70 and $85.
Consumers should immediately stop using the
battery packs, and call DEWALT® for a free repair kit toll-free at (877) 457-0478 between
8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to the company's web site at www.dewalt.com.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 2,
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