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Recall: DEWALT DC68 Cordless Brad Nailers

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On 2008-08-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding DEWALT DC68 Cordless Brad Nailers due to a potential impalement hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2007 for about $280.00.

About 10,000 units are involved in this DeWalt brad nailer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Nailers category in 2008.

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DEWALT DC68 Cordless Brad Nailers
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (866)220-1481

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What is the problem?

The nailer can operate when the lock-off (safety) is in the locked position. Also, the nailer can operate when the trigger is not pulled and the contact trip is depressed. The unexpected ejection of a nail poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the DEWALT DC608 18 Volt Cordless 2" 18 Gauge Straight Brad Nailer with date codes 200728 through 200821. "DC608" is located on the right side of the magazine. The date code can be found on the underside of the handle, once the battery pack is removed. Units stamped with an "M" following the date code are not included in this recall.

These items were sold new+ at Wholesale distributors and retailers from October 2007 through May 2008 for about $280.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the nailers and contact DEWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free repair.

For additional information, contact DEWALT toll-free at (866)220-1481 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.DEWALT.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

DeWALT has received two reports of nailers operating when the lock-off (safety) was in the locked position. No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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