As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.
DeWALT drills have shock hazard
DeWALT has recalled two models of its ⅜-inch variable speed reversing corded power drills. Wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard, in some of models DWD110 and DWD112.
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 yellow 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.
The drills were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s and other hardware stores nationwide, and online from September 2017 through November 2018 for between $60 and $70.
Call 855-752-5259 or go online at http://www.dewalt.com and click on Service and Support then Safety Recall Notice.
Dream camper recalled
Fisher-Price has recalled its children’s Power Wheels Barbie Campers. The children’s ride-on Power Wheels can continue to run after the foot pedal is released, posing an injury hazard.
This recall involves campers with model number FRC29 with a gray foot pedal. The recalled ride-on vehicles are hot pink with blue accents and have the Barbie logo printed on the back. They are battery-operated and have a play kitchen, a fold out grill and pretend campfire. The model number is printed on a label under the hood.
The campers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online from July 2018 through January 2019 for about $400.
Fisher-Price has received 17 reports of the power wheels continuing to run after the foot pedal was released. No injuries have been reported.
LED disco ball recalled for hazards
The Shop LC Rechargeable Party Disco LED Light with Solar Panel has been recalled. The battery can overheat while charging, posing burn and fire hazards.
The 36-inch x 7-inch stands were sold in golden, blue, gray, and black. Only these item numbers are involved in this recall: 3076766, 3094706, 3076768, and 3076767.
The party light was sold on various television provider shopping networks and internet shopping sites before November 2018 for about $10. Shop LC has received five reports of the LED lights overheating while plugged in and charging, including one report of minor burns.
Call 877-899-0078; or go online at www.ShopLC.com and click Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.