Drill Master Cordless Drill Recall [US]

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US/Washington: Drill Master Cordless Drill Recall [US]Harbor Freight recalls approximately 1.2 million Drill Master brand 18-Volt Cordless Drills due to fire and burn hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/WtyBK

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-Cordless-Drills/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Drill Master 18-volt Cordless Drills with item number 68239 and item number 68287.

The recalled Drill Master brand Drills are black with a red switch and were sold with an 18 volt rechargeable battery pack. Item number 68239 was sold individually and item number 68287 was sold as part of a kit, which included a flashlight. The flashlight unit is not included in the recall.

The item number is located on a black label on the right side of the drill, just beneath the serial number. Drills with item number 69651 and item number 69652 are not included in the recall.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional variations of the recalled Drill Master are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, an internal switching mechanism on the recalled Drills can become stuck in the “on” position and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Harbor Freight Tools has received 25 reports of the drill switch overheating, including six (6) reports of burns to the hands and fingers, and five (5) reports of minor property damage.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Drill Master brand Drills, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Harbor Freight Tools at 1-800-444-3353 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.harborfreight.com and click on the Recall Safety Information link under the Customer Service button for more information.

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-050
Recalls Direct RIN: 6287-2015
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