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DeWALT Cordless Drills Recalled for Fire Hazard

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DeWALT, in cooperation with CPSC, announced a voluntary product recall of 350,000 cordless drills because the trigger switch on the drill can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

To date the company has received 11 reports of trigger switches overheating. No property damage or injuries have been reported.

Cordless Drills Included in the Recall are:

DC920 Heavy-Duty XRPâ„¢ 1/2″ (13mm) 18 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver 200723 through 200742

DC930 Heavy-Duty XRPâ„¢ 1/2″ (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver 200625 through 200746

DC935 Heavy-Duty XRPâ„¢ 1/2″ (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver 200627 through 200746

DC936 Heavy-Duty XRPâ„¢ 1/2″ (13mm) 14.4 Volt Cordless Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver 200635 through 200746

DC940 Heavy-Duty XRPâ„¢ 1/2″ (13mm) 12 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver 200635 through 200746

The model number can be found on a sticker located on the side of the drill. The date codes are embossed on the bottom of the handle. Units that are stamped with an “M” after the date code have already been repaired and they are not included in this recent recall.

Consumers are advised to stop using the drills and contact DeWalt to find the closest service center for a free inspection and repair if necessary.

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