- The Washington Times - Friday, February 14, 2003

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Robert Bosch Tool Corp. of Chicago Friday recalled 2 million Skil Warrior drill battery chargers because the transformer inside can overheat posing a fire hazard.

The company said it had received one report of a charger causing a fire that resulted in property damage and 160 reports of chargers overheating.

The chargers were sold with or as accessories for Skil Warrior drills. The recall includes 9.6-, 12-, 14.4- and 18-volt chargers. They were included with tool model Nos. 2375, 2380, 2475, 2480, 2482, 2580, 2582 and 2882.

Chargers also were sold separately with model Nos. 92950, 92970, 92980 and 92990 with part number 2610995852.

Home centers, hardware and discount department stores have sold the chargers nationwide since July 1994 for between $21 and $30.

Consumers are advised to unplug the charger immediately. Replacement drills and chargers will be provided at no cost. For more information, call 800-661-5398.

In other action:

U.S. Marshals seized dietary supplement products from Global Source Management and Consulting Inc., in Sunrise, Fla., because of unapproved claims the products can prevent a variety of cancers and treat arthritis.

U.S. Marshals seized 450 bottles and 57,000 bulk capsules worth nearly $19,000 on a request from the Food and Drug Administration.

The seizure included nearly 20 products sold to consumers under the names Vitamin Hut and RX for Health at retail booths and through mail order.

The FDA said to date it had received no reports of illnesses associated with taking the products.


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