Well yes and no if you go to the B&D web site they have all their recall's listed, Mine was for a switch on my cordless 15.6 drill. He simply embellished the warnings with "MAY CAUSE FIRE INJURY DEATH".
I was there a year after...
A socket was dropped (not a battery). It was a 5 lb socket, about the
size of a softball. It fell approximately 8 stories. It bounced off
the wall and ricocheted into the missile near the bottom. It punctured
a tank (quarter inch steel) full of extremely toxic liquid. As the
liquid escaped, the structural integrity of the entire missile slowly
deteriorated. When the lower tank (the punctured one) finally
collapsed, the fall released the oxidizer, creating a hypergolic
ignition of all the fuel, all at once.
The warhead was found (intact) in a field about a mile away.
Many procedures changed, including installing safety "nets" whenever
workmen were working.
Quite a way, I suspect. I've been using a DeWalt 18v cordless for
almost 4 years, and the battery has never fallen out... though the
plastic bit on the chuck is a little loose after prolonged heavy use.
And my Black and Decker 10" miter saw is a trooper as well.
Good products, despite the err... "serious risk" of injury and death
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