Consumer product recall

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

Affected products

Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool

Product description

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.

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.

Mount Prospect



Robert Bosch Tool De Mexico



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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.