February 14, 2003


Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Announces Recall of SkilŪ Warrior Drill Battery Chargers


Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 2 million SkilŪ 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.
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, 2582 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 centers, 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.