In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 2 million Skil(R) Warrior drill battery chargers. The transformer inside the charger can overheat. If this occurs, the charger housing can melt and deform, possibly igniting flammable materials near or on the charger.
Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has received one report of a charger causing a fire that resulted in property damage, and 160 reports of chargers overheating.
These chargers were sold with or as accessories for Skil Warrior drills. The drills are black with red trim. Red lettering on the drills reads, "SKIL." The chargers have their volt size written in red lettering. The recall includes 9.6 volt, 12 volt, 14.4 volt and 18 volt chargers. The chargers were included with tool model numbers 2375, 2380, 2475, 2480, 2482, 2580, 25582 and 2882. Chargers also were sold separately with model numbers 92950, 92970, 92980 and 92990 with part number 2610995852. The model and part numbers are written on labels found on the back of the plug or on the side of the chargers.
Home center, hardware and discount department stores sold these chargers nationwide from July 1994 through February 2003 for between $21 and $30.
Consumers should unplug the charger immediately. Replacement drills and chargers will be provided at no cost to the consumer. For more information, consumers should contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (800) 661-5398 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT any day, or go to the Skil Web site at www.Skil.com.