DeWALT Recalls Drills Due to Shock Hazard

Recall date: February 5, 2019
Name of product: DEWALT DWD110 and DWD112 drills
Hazard: The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard.
Remedy: Repair
Recall date: February 5, 2019
Units: About 122,000 (in addition, about 8,000 were sold in Canada)

This recall involves the D e WALT DWD110 and DWD112 3/8-inch variable speed reversing drills. The drills are yellow with black accents and have a power cable connected at one end. Only drills with date codes 2017-37-FY through 2018-22-FY are affected. If the drill is marked with an “X” after the date code it has already been inspected and is not affected. The model number is located on a label on the right side of the drill. The date code is etched into the body of the drill below the label. Consumers whose drill does not have a date code, or who cannot locate the date code should contact the company.

  Product Name                 UPC
D e WALT DWD110   885911037518

D e WALT DWD112   885911057319

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and contact DeWALT to schedule a free inspection and repair.

ISold At:
The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at and other online retailers, from September 2017 through November 2018 for between $60 and $70.

Manufacturer DEWALT Industrial Tool Company, of Towson, Md.
Manufactured In: USA

Recall number: 19-059
Consumer Contact:
DeWALT toll-free at 855-752-5259 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET,Monday through Friday, emailat or online at and click on Service and Support then Safety Recall Notice for more information.

Toyota is Recalling Toyota Tacoma Vehicles 

Brake Master Cylinder Seal may be Damaged
Reduced brake performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V888000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Potential Number of Units Affected 44,121


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Toyota Tacoma vehicles.

Improper machining of the brake master cylinder may result in internal damage of one of the seals, affecting brake performance.


Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 21, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J16/J06.

December 13, 2018 NHTSA
Campaign Number: 18V888000
A. O. Smith Recalls Ultra-Low NOx Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: Ultra-Low NOx water heaters
The water heater’s gas burner screen develops tears. The water heater’s burner can then create excess radiant heat, posing a fire hazard if the water heater is installed directly on a wood or other combustible floor.

Remedy: Repair
Recall date: November 8, 2018
Units: About 616,000

Consumer Contact:
Consumers should go to, input their model and serial number and complete the form to determine if their water heater is subject to this recall. Consumers with Whirlpool, U.S. Craftmaster or American Water Heater brand water heaters can call toll-free 866-854-2793 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Consumers with Reliance, State, A. O. Smith, and Kenmore brand water heaters can call toll-free 866-880-4661 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for more information.

Recall Details
This recall includes 30, 40 and 50 gallon natural or propane gas-fired Ultra-Low NOx emission gas water heaters. They are designed to comply with regulations in certain air quality districts in California, and were sold primarily in California. They were sold under the American, A. O. Smith, Kenmore, Reliance, State, U.S. Craftsmaster and Whirlpool brand names and manufactured from April 8, 2011 through August 1, 2016. Only water heaters with the first four digit serial numbers between 1115 and 1631, where the first four digits represent the year and week of production, are included in the recall. The brand name, model number and serial number can be found on the data plate on the product located next to the gas control valve/thermostat. The brand name is printed near the top of the water heater.  Consumers can look up their water heater’s serial number to see if it is affected by this recall at

 Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using the recalled water heaters and contact A.  O. Smith to determine if a free repair is necessary.    

Incidents/Injuries: A. O. Smith has received six reports of fires occurring from a water heater installed directly on a combustible surface.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Independent contractors, plumbers, plumbing supply vendors and at various home improvement and hardware stores primarily in California from April 2011 through December 2016 for between $500 and $1,000.

  of Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufactured In: United States and Mexico
Recall number: 19-029

Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

Name of product:
Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers
Hazard: The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard

Remedy: Replace
Recall date: November 1, 2018
Units: About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact:
Black & Decker at 888-284-3070 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at or online at click Safety Notices and Recalls, click Safety Recalls, or click Safety Recalls for more information.

This recall involves side handles supplied with Porter-Cable brand model PC70THD ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drills, Black & Decker brand model DR560 ½ Inch Drill/Drivers, and Bostitch brand models BTE140 and BTE141 ½ Inch Hammer Drills. The side handles are black plastic and attach to the drill to help provide stability. The Porter-Cable hammer drills are gray with red accents, the Black & Decker drill/drivers are orange with black accents, and the Bostich hammer drills are yellow with black accents.

 Model Number
Porter-Cable ½ Inch VSR 2-Speed Hammer Drill PC70THD
Black & Decker ½ Inch Drill/Driver DR560
Bostitch ½ Inch Hammer Drill BTE140 and BTE141

Consumers should immediately stop using the drills and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement side handle

Black & Decker has received 11 reports of side handles slipping or breaking and one report of a torn rotator cuff injury

Sold At:
The Home Depot, Lowe’s, major home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at and other online retailers from January 2010 through July 2018 for between $50 and $100

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md

Manufactured In:
Recall number:

Cooper Lighting Recalls Solar/Battery Powered Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: All-Pro and Defiant solar-powered outdoor LED light fixtures
Hazard: The batteries in the solar-powered light fixtures can overheat and cause the light fixture’s housing to melt, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair
Recall date: October 11, 2018
Units: About 350,000 (in addition, about 11,963 were sold in Canada

This recall involves solar-powered, motion-activated outdoor LED light fixtures sold under the All-Pro and Defiant brands. The model number is displayed on the interior of the fixture. The Defiant MST1000LWDF, All-Pro MST800L, and All-Pro MST800LW all have two light sources on top of a housing with a round motion sensor on the bottom of that housing. The All-Pro WPS2040M has a flat housing with the LED light source in the center of the housing and an integrated motion sensor lens and dimmer above the motion sensor. All the light fixtures are connected by wire to a solar panel.

Brand    Model Number
Defiant MST1000LWDF
All-Pro MST800L
All-Pro MST800LW
All-Pro WPS2040M

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighting fixtures and contact the Eaton Customer Service Center for a free replacement battery pack. Eaton will ship the replacement battery pack with step-by-step battery replacement instructions.

Cooper Lighting has received seven reports of light fixtures overheating and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other stores nationwide from September 2015 through July 2018 for about $70 to $100.

Cooper Lighting, LLC, Peachtree City, Ga., a division of Eaton

Manufactured In:
Recall number:

Consumer Contact:
Cooper Lighting toll-free at 866-461-7819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at or online at and click on “Safety Notices” under the Resources tab for more information. 
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