February 14, 2003Robert Bosch Tool Has Recalled Skil®
Warrior Drill Battery Chargers
- Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has recalled
about 2 million Skil® Warrior drill battery chargers. The transformer inside
the charger can overheat. If this occurs, the charger housing can melt and
deform, possibly igniting flammable materials near or on the charger.
Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has received one report of a charger causing a fire
that resulted in property damage, and 160 reports of chargers overheating.
These chargers were sold with or as accessories for Skil Warrior drills. The
drills are black with red trim. Red lettering on the drills reads, "SKIL."
The chargers have their volt size written in red lettering. The recall
includes 9.6 volt, 12 volt, 14.4 volt and 18 volt chargers. The chargers
were included with tool model numbers 2375, 2380, 2475, 2480, 2482, 2580,
25582 and 2882. Chargers also were sold separately with model numbers 92950,
92970, 92980 and 92990 with part number 2610995852. The model and part
numbers are written on labels found on the back of the plug or on the side
of the chargers.
Home centers, hardware and discount department stores sold these chargers
nationwide from July 1994 through February 2003 for between $21 and $30.
Consumers should unplug the charger immediately. Replacement drills and
chargers will be provided at no cost to the consumer. For more information,
consumers should contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (800) 661-5398 between 7
a.m. and 7 p.m. CT any day.