Fire Hazard Prompt Recall for Shop Fox Dust Collection Remote SwitchesAug 19, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Shop Fox Dust Collection Remote Switches are being recalled by Woodstock International, of Bellingham, Wash. because they pose a fire hazard. The recall includes about 450 remote switches.
The recalled product is a remote dust collector switch, which remotely turns on and off a woodworking dust collector. The product is a black electrical outlet box that comes with two hand-held remote controls. The electrical outlet box has a label that reads “Remote Dust Collector Switch”. Both the electrical box and remote controls have “Shop Fox” molded into the plastic on the top side of the product. Model numbers D3038 & D3346 were printed on the carton but not on the remote control unit. The recalled switches measure 4 and 13/16” long by 3 and 7/16” wide. They were sold in woodworking stores nationwide from July 2008 through June 2009 for about $50.
According to the recall notice, an incorrectly sized wire inside the remote switch can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Woodstock International has received 10 reports of the remote switch overheating. No injuries were reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Woodstock International for directions on how to receive a replacement or a full refund. For additional information, please contact Woodstock International at (800) 840-8420 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.Woodstockint.com, or e-mail the firm at Sales@woodstockint.com.