Tool company recalls drill chargers

Tuesday, March 2nd 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Minnesota tool company is recalling some 180,000 cordless drill charger bases because of defective batteries that may cause overheating.

Wagner Spray Tech Corp. of Plymouth, Minn., has received 11 reports of the base overheating and causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The drills were sold at department and hardware stores, and through mail-order sales, from January 1996 to December 2003. The drills were priced from $40 to $100.

The recall includes 9.6-volt, 10.8-volt, 12-volt, 14.4-volt and 18-volt Wagner drill charger bases. The drills were sold in black and gray and have the name ``Wagner'' printed on them.

Model numbers involved in the recall are: W96DK, W108DK, W120DK, WB96, WB120, WB144, and WB180K. The model numbers are located on a label on the side of the drill.

People who bought the drills are urged to stop using them and contact the company at 1-800-214-0585 to receive a replacement charger.