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DeWALT recalling drills due to shock hazard

DrillDeWALT is recalling about 122,000 DEWALT DWD110 and DWD112 drills in the United States about 8,000 in Canada.

The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard. No incidences or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the DeWALT DWD110 and DWD112 3/8-inch variable speed reversing drills. The drills are yellow with black accents and have a power cable connected at one end. Only drills with date codes 2017-37-FY through 2018-22-FY are affected. If the drill is marked with an “X” after the date code it has already been inspected and is not affected.

The model number is located on a label on the right side of the drill. The date code is etched into the body of the drill below the label. Consumers whose drill doesn’t have a date code, or who can’t locate the date code should contact the company.

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The drills were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other hardware stores nationwide and online at and other online retailers from September 2017 through November 2018 for between $60 and $70.

The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and contact DeWALT to schedule a free inspection and repair, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call DeWALT at 855-752-5259 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email, or visit and click on Service and Support then Safety Recall Notice.

Copyright 2018, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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