Posted: Oct 15, 2010 9:38 AM by Bea Karnes
Updated: Oct 15, 2010 9:39 AM
Ryobi has received 47 reports of its cordless drills overheating, smoking, melting or catching fire, including 12 reports of property damage to homes or vehicles. Two of the incidents involved minor burns from touching an overheated switch. As a result, 455,000 drills are being recalled.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned people to stop using the recalled drill immediately.
The Ryobi Model HP 1802M Cordless Power Drills was sold at Home Depot 2001 - 2003.
Contact Ryobi to receive a free replacement drill at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.