Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Dremel Rotary Tool Due to Burn Hazard

Aug 26, 2015, 13:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Robert-Bosch-Tool-Recalls-Dremel-Rotary-Tool

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool

Hazard:  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.  Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control changing to high speed in use, turn on by themselves, or may not turn off, posing a personal injury hazard.

Remedy:  Repair

Consumers should immediately contact Robert Bosch Tool for information on a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool Corp. toll-free at 855-866-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.dremel.com and click on "Customer Service & Safety Information" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 93,000

Description: This recall involves the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505.  The model number and date codes are located on the name plate of the product, which is on the side opposite the Dremel logo.  Products are dark gray with a silver label and blue control buttons and have 8V lithium ion batteries.

Incidents/Injuries: Bosch Tool has received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries. 

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.

Importer/Distributor: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54734r-eng.php.  

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