WASHINGTON – DeWalt Industrial Tool Co. of Towson, MD, has issued a recall for approximately 346,000 cordless drill/drivers and cordless hammerdrill/drill/drivers.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the trigger switch of the units can overheat, posing a fire hazard. DeWalt has received 11 reports of trigger switches overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported, according to the CPSC.

Five different model numbers are involved in the recall: DC920, DC930, DC935, DC936 and DC940. The drills, made in Mexico, sold through wholesale distributors and retailers from approximately June 2006 through December 2007 for between $180 and $280.

The CPSC said consumers should stop using the drills and contact DeWalt for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection and, if necessary, free repair.

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