Recall Announcement

DEWALT Recalls Cordless Drills due to Fire Hazard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2007
Release #08-143

DeWalt's Recall Hotline: (888) 742-9168
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

DEWALT Recalls Cordless Drills due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: DEWALT Cordless Drills

Units: About 346,000

Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Company, of Towson, Md.

Hazard: The trigger switch of the cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: DEWALT has received 11 reports of trigger switches overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves DEWALT individual cordless drills listed below:

Model Number
Description
Date Codes

DC920
Heavy-Duty XRP(tm) 1/2" (13mm) 18 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver
200723 through 200742

DC930
Heavy-Duty XRP(tm) 1/2" (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver
200625 through 200746

DC935
Heavy-Duty XRP(tm) 1/2" (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver
200627 through 200746

DC936
Heavy-Duty XRP(tm) 1/2" (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver
200635 through 200746

DC940
Heavy-Duty XRP(tm) 1/2" (13mm) 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver
200635 through 200746

The model number is printed on a sticker on the side of the unit. The date code is embossed on the bottom of the unit. Units stamped with an "M" following the date code have been repaired and are not included in this recall. The packaging of repaired drills has a green dot sticker near the UPC label.

Sold at: Wholesale distributors and retailers from about June 2006 through December 2007 for between $180 and $280.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the drills immediately and contact DEWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection and, if necessary, free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call DEWALT toll-free at (888) 742-9168 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit firm's Web site at www.DEWALT.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08143.html

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2. Christmas Candle Sets Recalled By Specialty Merchandise Corp. Due to Fire Hazard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2007
Release #08-144

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 839-8757
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Christmas Candle Sets Recalled By Specialty Merchandise Corp. Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Christmas Candle Sets

Units: About 13,000

Distributor: Specialty Merchandise Corporation (SMC), of Simi Valley, Calif.

Hazard: The snowman candle could tip over and the exterior coating on both candles can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the 2-pieced Snowman and Christmas tree candle set. The snowman candle measures 6 and ¼ inches high and the Christmas tree candle measures 7 inches high.

Sold through: SMC's catalog from October 2003 through September 2007 for between $4 and $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and contact SMC to return the candle for a refund of the original purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SMC at (888) 839-8757 or visit the company's Web site at www.smcorp.com/recall

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08144.html

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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