108,000 Drills Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Over Burn Risk

Posted on November 27, 2012

A recall is being issued by an importer based right here in California.  However, the consumers that might have this in their possession might be found all across the country, so please take note.

The Camarillo-based Harbor Freight Tools issued the recall in regards to cordless drills with a model number of 96526.  These black and blue drills come equipped with a 19.2 volt battery pack that can be recharged, and the model number can be discerned on an affixed yellow label.

A whopping 108,000 drills might suffer from an issue wherein the trigger that activates the drill could overheat.  If this were to occur, the user could sustain a burn or a fire might become a possibility.  One person has reportedly been injured because of an incident in which this occurred and allegedly led to the handle being burned.

The drills were available across the country at Harbor Freight Tools retailers between April 2008 and May of this year, and during that time they cost from $27 to $30.  To prevent a potential injury, owners are being advised to take out the battery at once.  By contacting Harbor Freight Tools, a free replacement item will be provided.

Drills, due to their nature, need to have their directions followed so that an injury doesn’t occur.  When you toss a burn hazard into the mix, it becomes clear that this recall must be heeded by all affected consumers.

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