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RECALL: Drill Poses Shock Hazard


By Naomi Millán Equipment Rental & Tools
Yellow corded DeWALT drill with black accents.

DeWALT has recalled 122,000 drills the United States and about 8,000 that were sold in Canada because the drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard. No reports of incidents or injury had been reported at the time the recall was announced, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 19-059.

The recall affects DWD110 and DWD112 drills. The corded 3/8-inch variable-speed reversing drills are yellow with black accents. Only drills with date codes 2017-37-FY through 2018-22-FY are affected. If the drill is marked with an X after the date code, it already has been inspected and is not affected. The date code is etched into the body of the drill below the label.

The recalled drills were sold between September 2017 and November 2018. The company advises against using the recalled drills until after a free inspection and repair. Managers can contact DeWALT (855) 752-5259, recall@sbdinc.com, and www.dewalt.com.

Naomi Millán, is senior editor of Building Operating Management. Go here for more recall notices.

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