October 12, 2000DeWALT® Industrial Tool Co.
Recalls 825,000 Battery Chargers
MD (SafetyAlerts) - DeWALT®
Industrial Tool Co. said today it is voluntarily recalling about 825,000 battery chargers
(model DW9116) for repair. These chargers are for 9.6- to 18-volt batteries used with
DeWALT cordless tools. Metal clips inside the chargers could come loose and stick through
the chargers' vents, possibly resulting in consumers receiving an electrical shock.
DeWALT has not received any reports of injuries with these chargers. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The battery chargers are model number DW9116, which is written on the front and bottom of
the charger housing. The chargers are black with yellow lettering. "DeWALT" is
written on the front of the chargers. The recalled chargers have date codes from 9927EM
through 9952EM and 0001EM through 0031EM located on the bottom of the charger. Chargers
with a yellow or green dot sticker near the date code already have been repaired, and are
Home center and hardware stores sold these battery chargers nationwide from September 1999
through August 2000 for between $49 and $69. During the same period, chargers also were
sold with some DeWALT cordless tools.
Consumers should stop using these battery chargers immediately, and take them to a DeWALT
or Black & Decker service center for a free repair. To locate the nearest service
center, or for more information, call DeWALT toll-free at (888) 388-3273 between 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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