Electrocution Hazard: Powertec Drill Presses Pose Shock Risks to Consumers

06/30/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Mundelein, IL—Southern Technologies and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a voluntary recall of Powertec Drill Presses due to potential shock hazards associated with them. The CPSC announced the defective product recall on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Consumers run the risk of being electrocuted resultant of a flaw in motor housing of the product. If the wires inside the motor housing are pinched, individuals using the drill presses have the potential to be shocked. The Illinois-based manufacturer has learned of one instance in which a consumer suffered a minor electrical shock.

According to the CPSC, “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.”

The recalled Powertec Drill Presses were made available at Blain’s Farm and Fleet stores nationwide, between November 2009 and February 2010. The product’s value was set at about $80. Approximately 500 units are affected by the product safety recall.

Consumers have been urged to cease use of the potentially dangerous Powertec Drill Presses and return them to the place of purchase to receive a full reimbursement.

For more information concerning the recall, Southern Technologies can be reached at (877) 393-7121 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, or online at www.southerntechllc.com.

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