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On June 12, 2008 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of Bosch Hammer Drills. The problem with the drill is that it would continue tooperate after the trigger was released. No injuries have been reported, but the risk of potential injury has prompted the recall.

The recalled hammer drill is blue with the well-known “BOSCH” label printed onits side. The recall is for model number is 1191VSR.Model identificationis found on the product nameplate on the side of the motor. The product’s packaging will be marked as 1191VSRK (the “K” indicates that the drill was packagedin a case). Only drills with a serial number that begins with “7” are included in the recall.

The subject hammer drill was sold nationwide from July 2007 through April 2008.

If you own this model BOSCH hammer drill immediately stop using it. Contact Robert Bosch Tool Corporation toll-free at 877.472.0007 or go to their websitefor a free repair or other information.

The author is fond of the BOSCH line of power tools and am pleased to see the company’s prompt action concerning this defect.

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