Cordless Nailers Recalled for Defective Safety Locks

DeWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md., is recalling about 14,000 DC608 Cordless Brad Nailers. The nailer can 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, the company notes. Although no injuries have been reported, DeWALT said it has received two reports of nailers operating when the lock-off (safety) was in the locked position.

This recall involves the DEWALT DC608 18 Volt Cordless 2" 18 Gauge Straight Brad Nailer 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 are not included in this recall.

The equipment was sold at wholesale distributors and retailers from October 2007 through May 2008 for about $280.

Consumers should immediately stop using the nailers and contact DeWALT at (866) 220-1481 (www.DEWALT.com) for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free repair.

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