CPSC Announced The Recall Of Cordless Drill Charger Base. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed
Name of product: Wagner cordless drill charger base
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.
Reports Of Charger Base Melting
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 â€œWagnerâ€� 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.