Menards has agreed to the recall of about 42,000 MasterForce 3.6-volt cordless screwdrivers due to an overheating problem.
The product reportedly can overheat and ignite during charging, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, due to a lack of overheating protection around the screwdriver’s lithium battery.
There have been three reports of fires and one report of a consumer suffering burns on the hand. Another consumer has reported suffering temporary hearing loss.
The recalled cordless screwdrivers are green and gray in color. They were manufactured in China and sold in Menards stores from Apirl 2007 through May 2008. The screwdrivers retailed for around $30.