Drills sold at hardware stores nationwide recalled

Drills sold at hardware stores nationwide recalled
PHOTO: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is alerting the public about a recall on a popular drill sold at hardware stores nationwide.

RECALL: Drills sold nationwide recalled by manufacturer

The recall involves the D e WALT DWD110 and DWD112 3/8-inch variable speed reversing drills sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers, from September 2017 through November 2018 for between $60 and $70. About 122,000 drills are included in the recall.

The drills are yellow with black accents and have a power cable connected at one end.

Only drills with date codes 2017-37-FY through 2018-22-FY are affected. If the drill is marked with an “X” after the date code it has already been inspected and is not affected.

The model number is located on a label on the right side of the drill. The date code is etched into the body of the drill below the label.

Consumers whose drill does not have a date code, or who cannot locate the date code should contact the company.

DEWALT Industrial Tool Company first announced a recall on it’s drills independently on January 10, 2019. The recall was later announced by the USCPSC which was limited in its abilities due to the government furlough.

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