Robert Bosch Tool recalls Dremel Rotary Tool
- Starting date:
- August 26, 2015
- Posting date:
- August 26, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Physical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Robert Bosch Tool
Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool
This recall involves the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505. The model and serial numbers as well as the date codes are located on the name plate of the product, which is on the side opposite the Dremel® logo. Products are dark gray with a silver label and blue control buttons and have 8V lithium ion batteries.
The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the tool’s enclosure. If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn. Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control changing to high speed in use, turn on by themselves, or may not turn off, posing a personal injury hazard.
Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.
Robert Bosch Tool has received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries.
Approximately 2748 units were sold in Canada and 93 000 units the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled product was sold from July 2014 to May 2015 at various retailers across Canada.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Mexico.
Robert Bosch Tool Corp.
Robert Bosch Tool De Mexico
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled item and contact Robert Bosch Tool for information on a free repair.
Consumers may contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (855) 866-1291 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT (Central Time) Monday through Friday, or online and click on 'Customer Service & Safety Information' for more information.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.