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Battery packs recalled
March 2, 2000: 7:29 p.m. ET

DeWALT Industrial Tool Co. recalls 755,000 items due to faulty pack clips
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NEW YORK (CNNfn) - DeWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Baltimore, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling for repair about 755,000 DeWALT 18-volt battery packs (model DW9095) for use with various battery-operated tools.
    The battery packs' clips can come loose, causing the battery packs to fall. When working with these tools, falling battery packs weighing about 2.2 pounds can cause injury.
    DeWALT has received 53 reports of battery packs falling from tools. There have been five reports of injuries, including a battery pack striking a consumer on the head.
    The recalled DeWALT 18-volt battery packs are model number DW9095. This model number is located on the nameplate on the bottom of the battery. These battery packs have date codes from 9719 to 9810 located on the top of the battery pack. The battery packs are black with "DeWALT," and "18V" in yellow on the sides of the packs.
    Major home centers and hardware stores, as well as industrial distributors, sold battery packs nationwide from May 1997 through June 1998 for between $70 and $85.
    Consumers should immediately stop using the battery packs, and call DeWALT for a free repair kit toll-free at (877) 457-0478 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the company's Web site at
    Battery packs with an "R" etched after the date code, or with a red dot on the nameplate, already have been repaired and are not included in this recall. The DeWALT brand is owned by Black & Decker Corp. (BDK: Research, Estimates), the world's No.1 producer of power tools and accessories. Back to top


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