Harbor Freight Cordless Drills Recalled: Burn Hazard

The CPSC is recalling 108,000 Harbor Freight cordless drills that can heat up and burn consumers.

These cordless drills from Harbor Freight pose a burn hazard. Image: CPSC

More than 100,000 Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills are being recalled because they pose a burn hazard. The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drills can overheat and burn through the handle, harming consumers.

So far, Harbor Freight Tools of Camarillo, Calif., has received one report of a drill overheating and causing a minor injury.

The recalled drills, made in China, were sold nationwide at Harbor Freight Tools stores, via catalog and online from April 2008 through May 2012 for between $27 and $30.

If you own a recalled drill, stop using it, remove the rechargeable battery, and contact Harbor Freight Tools, which will send you a free replacement drill.