RECALL #19: Dremel Rotary Tool recalled due to Burn Hazard

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 08-26-2015 10:54 PM 1944 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recall Date: August 26, 2015 Recall Number: 15-227

Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Dremel Rotary Tool Due to Burn Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool

Hazard: The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the tool’s enclosure. If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn. Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control changing to high speed in use, turn on by themselves, or may not turn off, posing a personal injury hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately contact Robert Bosch Tool for information on a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool Corp. toll-free at 855-866-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Customer Service & Safety Information” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 93,000 (an additional 2750 sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate of the product, which is on the side opposite the Dremel logo. Products are dark gray with a silver label and blue control buttons and have 8V lithium ion batteries.

Incidents/Injuries: Bosch Tool has received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries.

Sold at: Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and other home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and online including,,, and from July 2014 through May 2015 for about $90.

Importer/Distributor: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 11:20 PM

Thnx for posting this. It doesn’t pertain to me, but, I’m sure it’ll hit somebody. It’s always nice to pass info like this along

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 11:35 PM

Many thanks for the timely “Heads-Up! My daughter is a Lowe’s employee and I’ve passed this info to her.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-27-2015 06:15 AM

Well it obviously doesn’t apply to the one Bob Collins uses!

-- Regards Rob

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