Woodstock International of Bellingham, Wash., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, voluntarily recalled its Shop Fox dust collection remote switches. An incorrectly sized wire inside the remote switch can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Woodstock International has received 10 reports of the remote switch overheating. No injuries were reported and about 450 switches are involved in the recall.
The recalled product is a remote dust collector switch that remotely turns a woodworking dust collector on and off. The product is a black electrical outlet box that comes with two hand-held remote controls. The electrical outlet box has a label that reads "Remote Dust Collector Switch." Both the electrical box and remote controls have "Shop Fox" molded into the plastic on the top side of the product. Model numbers D3038 and D3346 were printed on the carton, but not on the remote control unit. The recalled switches measure 4-13/16" long x 3-7/16" wide.
The switches were sold in woodworking stores nationwide from July 2008 through June 2009 for about $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Woodstock International for directions on how to receive a replacement or a full refund. For additional information, contact Woodstock International at 800-840-8420 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PDT) Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.woodstockint.com, or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2009 issue.