Robert Bosch Tool Corp. is recalling 93,000 units of the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool because it poses a burn hazard. The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the enclosure, which can burn the user if the tool is being held. Additionally, some tools can also lose speed control, posing a personal injury hazard by changing to high speed while in use, turning on by themselves, or not turning off. Bosch Tool has received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries.
The recall includes the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505. The model number and date codes are located on the tool’s name plate, which is on the side opposite the Dremel logo. The tools are dark gray with a silver label and blue control buttons and have 8V lithium ion batteries. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and other home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and online including www.acehardware.com, www.amazon.com, www.homedepot.com, www.lowes.com and www.menards.com from July 2014 through May 2015 for about $90.
Consumers should immediately stop using the tools and contact Robert Bosch Tool for a free repair.