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More Bad News for Ryobi: Cordless-Drill Recall

comments (4) October 20th, 2010 in Blogs
JFink Justin Fink, Senior Editor

Click To Enlarge Photo: CPSC

In March, a jury awarded $1.5 million in a case against Ryobi for a benchtop tablesaw injury. Now, 7 months later, Ryobi is back in the news again with a recall report filed on the Consumer Product Safety Commision's website.

The report indicates a problem with the trigger on Ryobi's model HP 1802M 18v NiCad drills (see picture), which can reportedly heat up to dangerous temperatures. This recall is targeted at about 455,000 drills sold between January 2001 and July 2003.

Ryobi is asking that any drill meeting this description be returned to them for a replacement. Contact Ryobi Customer Service at (800) 597-9624 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.ryobitools.com.



posted in: Blogs, drills and drivers, Ryobi, recall

Comments (4)

TomLev TomLev writes: I really like this drill. The speed control is excellent - better than a newer model that my son purchased. It's too bad there's a safety issue. In general, I've had very good luck with Ryobi tools.
Posted: 4:13 pm on October 26th

ballinagree ballinagree writes: R for Ryobi, R for rubbish!
Posted: 12:13 pm on October 25th

patrick_mccombe patrick_mccombe writes: You shoul contact Ryobi Customer Service at (800) 597-9624 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.ryobitools.com



Posted: 11:05 am on October 22nd

real2x4 real2x4 writes: Where do we take the drill to be replaced?

Posted: 8:15 pm on October 20th

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