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DeWALT Drills Recalled

We use and consume many different products from many different producers every day. We expect the products that we use and consume will be safe, but, unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products we use can pose hazards or dangers to our safety. When this occurs, it is common for the community to issue a recall for the affected products. Recently, some models of DeWALT drills have been recalled.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of two models of DeWALT drills following the discovery that the drills have a potential shock hazard. The potential problem arises because the wiring of the drill can contact the internal moving parts of the drill, this posing a shock hazard.

The drills that are included in the recall have date codes of 2017-37-FY through 2018-22-FY. If there is an X following the date code on the drill, it is an indication that the drill has already been inspected and is not affected by the potential shock problem or the recall. The model numbers of the drills included in the recall are DWD110 and DWD112. Both the model number and the date code can be located on the drill.

If you own one of the drills affected by this recall, you are urged to stop using the drill. Consumers are able to contact DeWALT and schedule a free inspection and repair of their drill. The drills included in the recall have been sold across the country at retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and other hardware stores in addition to online retailers. The drills were sold during the time period of September 2017 through November 2018 for prices between $60 and $70. As of now, there have not been any reported injuries related to the recalled drills.

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