If you bought a Harbor Freight Drill Master 18V cordless drill between May 2011 and September 2015, you might want to take a closer look at this recent recall notice. The two model numbers affected are 68239 and 68287.
The drill is being recalled due to an issue with the trigger switch that can cause it to overheat and burn your hand. There have been 25 reports of overheating, with 6 involving personal injuries and 5 involving minor property damage.
The problem is that the trigger can get stuck in the on position and overheat.
If you own a Drill Master 18V cordless drill but don’t know the model number, you can find it located on the label on the right side of the drill.
This recall covers 1.7 million units.
You can contact Harbor Freight about a recalled product in one of the following ways:
- Bring the drill into your local Harbor Freight
- Call (800)444-3353 from 8am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (PST)
- Send an email to [email protected]
This recall does not affect the flashlight included with the model 68287 kit. When returning the drill, you should hold onto the battery and charger, as they’re unaffected by the recall.