[Ansteorra] OT: Wagner Cordless Drill Recall

Jhan Knebel rixende at mail2noble.com
Tue Mar 2 12:48:54 PST 2004

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CPSC, Wagner Spray Tech Corporation Announce Recall of Drill Charger
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed. 

Name of product: Wagner cordless drill charger base 

Units: 180,000

Manufacturer: Wagner Spray Tech Corp., of Plymouth, Minn.

Hazard: A defective battery can cause the charger base to overheat,
causing the base to melt and possibly burn nearby objects.

Incidents/Injuries: Wagner Spray Tech has received 11 reports of the
charger base melting, causing minor property damage. No injuries have
been reported.

Description: This recall includes 9.6-volt, 10.8-volt, 12-volt, 14.4-
volt and 18-volt Wagner drill charger bases. The drills were sold in
black and grey, and have the name "Wagner" printed on them. Model
numbers involved in the recall are: W96DK, W108DK, W120DK, WB96, WB120,
WB144, and WB180K. The model numbers are located on a label on the side
of the drill.

Sold at: Department and hardware stores and through mail-order sales
from January 1996 through December 2003 from between $40 and $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Stop using the charger base and contact Wagner Spray Tech for
information on receiving a replacement charger base. 

Consumer Contact: Call Wagner Spray Tech toll-free at (800) 214-0585
anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com


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