Monday, November 29, 2010
Robert Bosch Tool Corp Recalls Bosch Hammer Drills Due to Electrical Shock
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is ilegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bosch Hammer Drills
Units: About 20,000 units
Importer: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Hazard: The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure posing a shock hazard. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the "on" position posing an injury hazard to the user.
Description: Bosch 1/2 inch 2-speed Hammer Drill with model number HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L adn 1/2 inch 2-speed Hamer Drills with model number HD21-2 are included in this recall. "BOSCH" is printed in red lettering on the side of the drills.
Sold at: Home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and various distributors from September 2009 through August 2010 for between $140 and $220.
Manufactured in: Switzerland
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammer drill and return hammer drill to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bosch toll-free at (866) 244-2110 between 7 am and 7 pm CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.boschtools.com/
COSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell them about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx