The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a nationwide recall for Kawasaki cordless drills.
About 45,000 drills have been recalled. The USCPSC is warning consumers about the trigger switches that can short and generate excessive heat, potentially cause burn injuries.
Alltrade Tools has received 33 reports related to the product’s potential hazard including one minor burn injury.
The cordless drills were sold exclusively at Costco stores from May 2011 through February 2012 for roughly $50.
The recall affects Kawasaki cordless drills, model 691761, sold in green and black color combination, with a 19.2v battery pack and the serial numbers listed below.
From 11030 30201 to 11030 33656
From 11040 00001 to 11040 17120
From 11060 00001 to 11060 07340
From 11070 00001 to 11070 05984
From 11070 16801 to 11070 20640
The model number can be found on a label located on the right side of the drill.
If you have one of these drills, stop using it immediately and register here to receive a free drill. Alltrade Tools is directly contacting all customers who purchased this product. The drills should not be returned to Costco.