Milwaukee Electric Tool Recalls 1 Million Power Tool Batteries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced that Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. of Brookfield, WI, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1 million batteries used with its power tools.

The CPSC said Milwaukee Electric Tool has received 35 reports of incidents, including 11 injuries from battery packs exploding while in use. Reported injuries include minor cuts, bruises and some hearing loss.

The recalled batteries are used to power drills, saws, radios, flashlights, wrenches and Extractor windshield glass removers. The recall includes Milwaukee Power Plus, Chicago Pneumatic and Extractor 14.4 and 18 volt 2.4 Ah NiCd battery packs,.manufactured in Mexico between July 1999 and February 2004.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled battery packs and contact Milwaukee Electric Tool to receive a replacement battery pack.

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