From Popular Mechanics
Harbor Freight Tools, a nationwide discount tool and equipment retailer,
is recalling about 1.7 million Drill Master 18-Volt cordless drills,
urging customers to stop using the item immediately and return it to a
Harbor Freight store to receive a replacement.
"The drill's internal switching mechanism can become stuck in the 'on'
position and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers," the
company announced on its website.
Harbor Freight Tools has received 25 reports of the drill switch
overheating, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Six of those reports included burns to the hands and fingers; five
reports included minor property damage.
The drills being recalled were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores
nationwide, in the company's catalogue and on its website between May
2011 and September 2015. The item numbers on the recalled drills are
68239 and 68287.
For more information, call Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 Monday
through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PST or send an email to