Hammer Drill Recalled for Shock Hazard

By WBNG News

Hammer Drill Recalled for Shock Hazard

November 30, 2010 Updated Nov 30, 2010 at 12:42 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Bosch has recalled about 20,000 of its 1/2" hammer drills.

The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure posing a shock hazard.

The switch trigger could also become stuck in the "on" position posing an injury hazard to the user.

The drills included in the recall are the Bosch 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drill with model number HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model number HD 21-2 are included in this recall.

"BOSCH" is printed in red lettering on the side of the drills.

The drills were sold at numerous home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and various distributors from September 2009 through August 2010 for between about $140 and $220.

If you have one of these drills, you should immediately stop using the hammer drill and return hammer drill to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for repair.

For additional information, contact Bosch toll-free at (866) 244-2110 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.Boschtools.com

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