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Recall: Kawasaki Cordless Drill


On 2012-06-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kawasaki Cordless Drill due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $50.

About 50,000 units are involved in this Alltrade Tools cordless drill recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Drills & Power Screwdrivers category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.

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Kawasaki Cordless Drill
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Image of Recalled drill showing location of model and serial numbers 471320
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 727-7420

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What is the problem?

The trigger switches can short and generate excessive heat posing a burn hazard.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Kawasaki Cordless Drills, model 691761, sold in green and black color combination, with a 19.2v battery pack and certain serial numbers. "Alltrade Tools LLC" and "Made in China" are printed in white lettering on the left side of the drills. The drill's model and serial numbers are located on a label on the right side of the drill. The recalled drills have the following serial numbers:

Kawasaki Cordless Drill Serial Numbers
From 11030 30201 to 11030 33656
From 11040 00001 to 11040 17120
From 11060 00001 to 11060 07340
From 11070 00001 to 11070 05984
From 11070 16801 to 11070 20640

Note: Although the CPSC's announcement of this recall is dated June 26, 2012, it was not released until June 27, 2012.

These items were sold new+ at Costco stores nationwide from May 2011 through February 2012 for about $50.

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 recalled drills and register at to receive a free drill, including shipping. Alltrade Tools is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled drills. Consumers should not return the drills to the store where purchased.

For more information, contact Alltrade Tools toll-free at (800)727-7420 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT, or visit the firm's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Alltrade Tools has received 33 reports of incidents, including one minor burn injury.

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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


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