The Robert Bosch Tool Corporation of Mt. Prospect, IL has announced the recall of about 20,000 of its Bosch-brand hammer drills manufactured in Switzerland.
The company reports that the recalled models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure, posing a shock hazard to consumers. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the “on” position, posing an injury hazard.
Bosch says that it has not received any reports of incidents or injuries associated with the recalled hammer drills, but has initiated the recall to prevent any such incidents in the future.
The recalled hammer drills were sold through home improvement, hardware and major retailers, as well as various distributors nationwide, from September 2009 through August 2010, for between about $140 and $220.