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Bosch announces Hammer Drill recall

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Robert Bosch Tool Corp. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall on Bosch-branded Hammer Drills that pose a shock hazard.

The drills affected were manufactured in Switzerland and include model numbers HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and 1/2-in. 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model number HD 21-2.

According to the release, the models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and ground connector failure. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the on position, posing an injury hazard to the user. No accidents or incidents were reported.

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Hardware store owner appointed to City Council

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Sue Roberts, owner of Ace Hardware of Grand Ledge, Mich., has recently been elected to the City Council, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Roberts, who is used to being the go-to person in town for wing nuts, bolts, washers and keys will now serve the town member’s needs for parade permits, zoning change or street repairs, the article said.

Roberts, who took office Nov. 22, ran unopposed to replace Sloan Banfield-Knight who decided not to seek re-election.

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Milwaukee develops heated jacket

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Milwaukee Electric Tools Corp. today announced it has added a new, unique feature to its M12 sub-compact battery system, with the new M12 Cordless Heated Jacket.

The new jacket features three sewn-in carbon fiber heating zones, strategically placed in key areas, to warm the user’s core. It can be set to high, medium or low with the touch of a button on the lapel. The jacket is also water- and wind-resistant to provide comfort and durability in harsh environments.

“The opportunities to use this product are endless,” said Robert Shaw, product manager, M12 Cordless Tools for Milwaukee Electric Tool. “Electricians, plumbers and service technicians are just a handful of industry professionals who face adverse cold weather conditions during the fall and winter months. Another great advantage of this product is its versatility on and off the job site. Users can go from wearing this jacket in the blistering cold of a winter job site to wearing it in their free time while hunting, fishing, skiing or tailgating.”

The battery remains hidden in a back pocket and provides heat for up to six hours.

The company said it will continue to grow its M12 cordless line with new innovative tools.

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