Alltrade Tools LLC recalled approximately 45,000 Kawasaki cordless drills because of the possibility that the tool could overheat and cause someone to suffer a burn, according to a recall alert from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The drills, which were manufactured in China by Wuxi Xinju Electric Tools Co., were sold exclusively at Costco stores across the nation.
The company reports that the trigger switch could suffer a short that would cause them to generate excessive heat and pose a burn hazard.
Alltrade Tools has reportedly learned of 33 incidents with the product, including one report of a minor burn injury.
The recalled drills have a model number of 691761 and were sold from May 2011 through February 2012 for approximately $50.
The drills were sold in a color combination including black and green. They also have a 19.2-volt battery pack. The words “Alltrade Tools LLC” and “Made in China” appear in white lettering on the left side of the drills, while the model and serial numbers can be found on a label on the right side of the drill.
Anyone who owns this product should immediately stop using it and contact Alltrade Tools directly for a free drill. The company has set up a website at www.alltrade2.fox-international.com for people to check if their drill is included in the recall and to register for a free drill.