In co-operation with CSA International, DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling approximately 37,000 DW9116 battery chargers for repair. These chargers are for 9.6- to 18-volt batteries used with DEWALT cordless tools. Metal clips inside the charger could come loose and protrude through the charger’s ventilation openings, possibly resulting in a potential shock hazard for consumers.
DEWALT has not received any reports of injuries with these chargers in Canada or the U.S. This recall is being conducted to help prevent the possibility of injury.
The battery chargers are model number DW9116, which is written on the front and bottom of the charger housing. The chargers are black with yellow lettering. The recalled chargers have date codes from 9927EM through 9952EM and 0001EM through 0031EM located on the bottom of the charger. Chargers having a yellow or green dot sticker near the date code have already been repaired and are not being recalled.
Home center and hardware stores sold these battery chargers across Canada from September 1999 through August 2000 for between $49 and $69. During the same period, chargers were also sold with some DEWALT cordless tools.
Consumers should stop using these battery chargers immediately, and take them to a DEWALT or Black & Decker service center for a free repair. To locate the nearest service center, or for more information, contact DEWALT toll-free at 1-888-388-3273 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or go to DEWALT’s web site at www.dewalt.com .