The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Harbor Freight Tools are recalling more than 100,000 cordless drills due to a fire and burn hazard. The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drill can overheat, putting consumers at risk for burn injuries.
The recall affects Harbor Freight Tools cordless drills, model number 96526. The drills are blue and black with a black trigger switch and have a 19.2v rechargeable battery pack. The model number can be found on a yellow label on the left side of the drill.
The drills retailed between $27.00 and $30.00 at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, via catalog, and online at www.harborfreight.com from April, 2008 through May, 2012.
Consumers should stop using the drill immediately, remove the rechargeable battery, and contact Harbor Freight Tools to receive a free replacement drill.
For additional information contact Harbor Freight Tools toll-free at (800) 444-3353, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information under Customer Service.