The Dremel Micro, which came out just last year, has been recalled due to a burn hazard. It seems that the internal circuit board can overheat and melt the enclosure. If you’re holding the tool when this happens, it could burn your hand.
Additionally, even if the circuit board doesn’t melt through the enclosure, it could still fail, causing some tools to lose their speed control. If this should happen, an affected tool might shift to high speed unintentionally, turn on by itself, or fail to turn off, posing other injury hazards.
About 93,000 Dremel Micro rotary tools are being recalled, plus 2,750 in Canada.
If you own a Dremel Micro, model 8050, and it has date code 407 through 505, you should discontinue use immediately and contact Robert Bosch Tools for information about a free repair.
These tools were sold from July 2014 thru May 2015. In other words, if you bought one prior to May (or even since then – check your date codes!), your Micro is likely affected by this recall.
More Info(via CPSC)
Contact Bosch/Dremel at:
855-866-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday OR at dremel.com