WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm 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.
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 “Wagner” 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.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Stop using the charger base and contact Wagner Spray Tech for information on receiving a replacement charger base.
Consumer Contact: Call Wagner Spray Tech toll-free at (800) 214-0585 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com