Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

May 23, 2006 10:04 ET

UL Warns of Counterfeit Impact Drills

NORTHBROOK, IL--(CCNMatthews - May 23, 2006) - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers that impact drills produced by an unknown manufacturer have not been evaluated for safety by UL. This product bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada.

Name of Product: Impact Drill, Model SM-8206

Units: Unknown quantity

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: Unknown


On the product:

The impact drill is red and black with a label that contains a counterfeit UL Mark and a label with the following information:

1/2" Impact drill
Rated 110V-60Hz 850 W
No. 0-2800r/min, Made in China.

On the packaging:

Packaging has the words "HEAVY DUTY POWER TOOLS 1/2'' and the description "IMPACT DRILL, 850W." A photograph of the drill and its features, such as 13 mm key chuck, drill & hammer drill, and variable speed, are on both sides of the packaging. The bottom left corner of the packaging has a counterfeit UL Mark and the word LISTED.

To see a picture of this product, go to: www.ul.com/media/newsrel/nr052306.html.

What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using the product immediately and return them to the place of purchase.

About Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 19,000 types of products annually, and more then 19 billion UL Marks appear on products each year. Worldwide, UL's family of companies and its network of service providers include 58 laboratories, and testing and certification facilities.

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