October 18, 2000Three Power Tool Manufacturers
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.
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.
|S-B Power Tool Co.
|Makita U.S.A. Inc.
drills & screwdrivers
|Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
||Variable speed band saws
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.
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