WASHINGTON, D.C… 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.
Tool Manufacturer S-B Power Tool Co. Makita U.S.A. Inc. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
Recalled Tools Bosch-brand drills Rotary hammers, hammer drills, drills and screwdrivers Variable speed band saws Model Numbers of Recalled Tools 1011VSR, 1012VSR, 1013VSR, 1014VSR, 1030VSR, 1031VSR, 1032VSR, 1033VSR, 1034VSR, 1035VSR HR2410, HR2420, HP2040, HP1501K, 6407, 6408, 6408K, 6410, 6821 6227, 6230, 6232-6, and 6234 Hotline Number (800) 661-5398 (800) 462-5482 (800) 274-9804 Firm's Web Site Boschtools.com Makitatools.com Mil-Electric-tool.com
Bosch Drill Makita Drill Milwaukee Electric Saw
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.