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Cordless Screwdrivers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard


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CPSC Alert #08-388

Menards, in cooperation with the CPSC, has recalled about 42,000 3.6-volt Masterforce brand cordless screwdrivers for a defective battery that can overhead during recharging and catch fire. Inspectors who own/use one of these screwdrivers should immediately stop using the screwdrivers and return them to any Menards store for a free replacement or refund.

Name of Product: MasterForce 3.6-volt Cordless Screwdrivers

Importer: Menards, of Eau Claire, Wisc.

Manufacturer: Great Star Industry Co., of China

Hazard: The battery can overheat and ignite during charging, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. There is no protective device on the lithium battery to prevent overheating.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm and CPSC have received three reports of fires. One consumer suffered burns to the hand, and another experienced temporary hearing loss.

Description: The recalled cordless screwdrivers are green and gray in color. “MASTERFORCEâ€

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