Southern Technologies Recalls Drill Presses Due to Shock Hazard

Jun 30, 2010, 14:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.



Name of product: Powertec Drill Presses

Units: About 500

Manufacturer:  Southern Technologies of Mundelein, Ill.

Hazard: Wires in the motor housing can be pinched, posing a risk of electrical shock to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a consumer experiencing a minor electrical shock.

Description: The recall involves the Powertec 8" Drill Press with AC powered laser.  The model number is DP800 and can be found on the product specification label located above the handle on the right side of the machine.

Sold exclusively at:  Blain's Farm and Fleet stores nationwide from November 2009 through February 2010 for about $80.  

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Southern Technologies at (877) 393-7121 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at  

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over about 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to

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