The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Robert Bosch Tool Corp. of Mt. Prospect, Ill., announced a voluntary recall of about 20,000 Bosch hammer drills. 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.
in this recall are Bosch 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model numbers
HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L; and 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model numbers
HD 21-2. “BOSCH” is printed in red lettering on the side of the drills.
drills were sold at home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide
and various distributors from September 2009 through August 2010 for between
about $140 and $220.
should immediately stop using the hammer drill and return it to Robert Bosch
Tool Corp. for repair. (Note: It is illegal to resell or attempt to
resell a recalled consumer product.)
additional information, contact Bosch toll-free at 866/244-2110 between 7 a.m.
and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.boschtools.com.
see pictures of the recalled products, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11051.html.
Robert Bosch Recalls Hammer Drills Due To Electrical Shock Hazard
December 3, 2010