August 16, 2005

JS Products and Mac Tools Announce Recall of Cordless Drill/Drivers

Name of Product: 3/8-Inch Drive Cordless Drill/Driver

Units: About 2,000

Manufacturer/Importer: JS Products, of Las Vegas, Nev.

Distributor: Mac Tools, of Westerville, Ohio

Hazard: The battery packs on these drill/drivers can overheat, expand and possibly rupture, creating an explosion or thermal burn hazard.

Description: The recall involves certain MAC-brand 14.4 Volt and 18.0 Volt 3/8-inch drive cordless drill/drivers. The 14.4 Volt units have part number CDD14438 or CDD14438-Kit and the 18.0 Volt units have Part Number CDD18012 or CDD18012-KIT. The part number can be found on the side of the drill near the logo.

Sold By: Mac Tools distributors from November 2003 through April 2005 nationwide for between $270 and $312, depending on the model.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers stop using the recalled drill/driver immediately and contact their Mac Tools distributor for information on receiving a free replacement drill/driver with battery pack.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call the Mac Tools Repair Department toll-free at (877) 622-3494 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Virtual Customer Service Web site at