Dremel Rotary Tool Recalled for Burn Hazard
The Robert Bosch Tool Corporation has recently recalled approximately 93,000 of their Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tools due to a discovery of a potential burn hazard. An additional 2,750 were sold in Canada.
Overview of the Defective Rotary Tool Recall
Robert Bosch Tools have received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. Additionally, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that some of the tools may lose their speed control and change to high speed inadvertently.
Fortunately, there have been no reports any injuries.
The CPSC is urging consumer to discontinue use of the recalled rotary tools immediately. Consumers should contact Robert Bosch Tool for information on a free repair.
Description of the Recalled Power Tools
- This recall involves the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505.
- The recalled tools were manufactured in Mexico and distributed nationwide by Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.
- The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the tool’s enclosure.
- If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn.
- Some tools may lose their speed control; turn on automatically or fail to turn off posing a personal injury hazard.