DeWALT Industrial Tool Company and CSA International announce a voluntary recall of DC608 cordless brad nailers



    TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International, DeWALT
Industrial Tool Company of Towson, MD, is voluntarily recalling approximately
14,000 DeWALT DC608 18 volt Cordless 2" - 18 gauge straight brad nailers in
North America. It may be possible for the nailer to operate when the lock off
(safety) is in the locked position. Also, the nailer can operate when the
trigger is not pulled and the contact trip is depressed. The unexpected
ejection of a nail poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.
    DeWALT has received two reports of nailers operating when the lock-off
(safety) was in the locked position. No injuries have been reported.
    The recall involves DeWALT DC608 18 Volt Cordless 2" -18 gauge Straight
Brad Nailers with date codes 200728 through 200821. DC608 is located on the
right side of the magazine. The date code can be found on the underside of the
handle, once the battery pack is removed. Units stamped with an "M" following
the date code have been repaired and are not included in this recall. Affected
nailers were sold at wholesale distributors and retailers from October 2007
through May 2008 for approximately $280.00.
    Consumers should stop using the nailers immediately and contact DeWALT
toll-free at 1-866-220-1481 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday or visit the DeWALT Web site at www.DeWALT.com for the location of the
nearest service center to receive a free repair.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA
International certification marks appear on billions of products worldwide.
CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes CSA, a
leading solutions based standards organization, providing standards
development, application products, training and advisory services; and OnSpeX,
a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services
for retailers and manufacturers. For more information, visit
www.csa-international.org

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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