July 27, 2001Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
Recalls Electric Wrenches
Brookfield, WI (SafetyAlerts) - Milwaukee Electric Tool
Corp., of Brookfield, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 electric wrenches. The
wrenches have power cords that can release from the handle, posing an injury or
electrocution hazard to consumers.
Milwaukee and CPSC have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled impact wrenches are shaped like drills, but use a forward/reverse (impact)
action to tighten/loosen bolts. The wrenches have a red handle, a red and gray body, and
the name "Milwaukee" printed on the drill. The model and serial numbers included
in this recall can be found on the nameplate located on the body of the tool.
||229A401010001 thru 229A401250722
||239A401010001 thru 239A401250404
||230A401010001 thru 230A401260104
Home centers, hardware stores, and
industrial distributors nationwide sold these wrenches from March 2001 to July 2001 for
between $180 and $280.
Consumers should stop using these electric wrenches immediately and return them to the
nearest Milwaukee Factory Service Center or authorized power tool service center for a
free repair. Consumers also can call Milwaukee toll-free at (866) 473-2288 between 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can locate the nearest service facility
by visiting the company's website at www.mil-electric-tool.com.
Wrenches that have a "X" stamped or etched on the nameplate next to the serial
number have already been repaired.
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