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We have recently learned that Milwaukee, in cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling
Milwaukee Power Plus, Chicago Pneumatic, and Extractor 14.4 and 18
volt 2.4 Ah NiCd battery packs. It has been determined that if a vent
on the battery cell is damaged or compromised during use, the battery
can explode and pose a laceration hazard to consumers.
Our records indicate that you have purchased a Milwaukee Power Plus,
Chicago Pneumatic, or Extractor 14.4 and 18 volt 2.4 Ah NiCd battery
pack through the Amazon.com website and are therefore affected by this
recall. This recall includes 14.4 and 18 volt 2.4 Ah NiCd Milwaukee
Power Plus, Chicago Pneumatic, and Extractor battery packs
manufactured between July 1999 and February 2004. The brand name can
be found on a label on most battery packs. However, some 14.4 Volt
2.4Ah packs did not have "Power Plus" on the label. The battery packs
were sold both with tool kits and as individual battery packs.
Battery packs manufactured after February 2004 are not subject to this
You should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs and
contact the Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. to determine if you have one
of the recalled batteries. Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. will provide a
free replacement battery pack for customers with recalled units. For
more information, contact Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. at (800)
729-3878 between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.milwaukeetool.com.
You may also find additional details about the recall in the CPSC
If you purchased this item as a gift for someone, please notify the
recipient immediately and provide them with the information in the
CPSC bulletin concerning these safety issues.
We regret the inconvenience this recall has caused you but trust you
will understand that the safety of our customers is our highest