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October 18, 2000

Three Power Tool Manufacturers Recall Tools

01014a.jpg (3937 bytes)Washington, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), three power tool manufacturers are recalling about 180,000 power tools. The switches on these power tools, which were manufactured by Eaton Corp, of Cleveland, Ohio, can stick. The tools can continue to operate after the trigger has been released, posing a risk of injury to consumers. S-B Power Tools Co., of Chicago, Ill., is recalling Bosch-brand drills; Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif., is recalling Makita-brand rotary hammers, drills and screwdrivers; and Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., of Brookfield, Wis., is recalling Milwaukee Electric Tool-brand band saws.01014c.jpg (5684 bytes)

The firms have received one report of a Bosch drill switch sticking in the on position. No injuries have been reported.

The following chart lists the power tools included in this recall. The model number can be found written on the power tool.

Manufacturer Recalled Tools Model Numbers Hotline Number
S-B Power Tool Co. Bosch-brand drills 1011VSR 1012VSR
1013VSR 1014VSR
1030VSR 1031VSR
1032VSR 1033VSR
1034VSR 1035VSR
(800) 661-5398
Makita U.S.A. Inc. Rotary hammers,
hammer drills,
drills & screwdrivers
HR2410 HR2420
HP2040 HP1501K


(800) 462-5482
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Variable speed band saws 6227
(800) 274-9804

Home center and hardware stores, industrial distributors, and factory service dealers sold these recalled power tools from January 2000 through September 2000 for between $55 and $500.

Consumers should stop using these power tools immediately and contact the tool manufacturer to receive a free replacement tool or tool repair.

Selected Recent Recalls

Health Professional:

Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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