Bosch Hammer Drills Recalled For Shock Hazard

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation of Mount Prospect, Illinois, issued a recall for about 20,000 <"">Bosch Hammer Drills due to electrical shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and warns that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure, which poses a shock hazard. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the “on” position, which poses an injury hazard to the user. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

Bosch 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drill with model number HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model number HD 21-2 are included in this recall. “BOSCH” is printed in red lettering on the side of the drills.

The recalled Bosch Hammer Drills, which were manufactured in Switzerland, were sold at home improvement, hardware, and major retailers nationwide and at various distributors from September 2009 through August 2010 for between about $140 and $220.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the hammer drill and return the hammer drill to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for repair. Bosch can be reached, toll-free, at (866) 244-2110 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at

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