Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation recently announced a safety recall of all 14.4V 2.4 Ah and 18V 2.4 Ah NiCd Battery Packs manufactured between 1999 and February 2004. These batteries were originally sold under the Milwaukee Power Plus, Chicago Pneumatic, and Extractor brand names. According to the recall document, the battery packs could explode if an over-pressure vent inside the battery pack becomes damaged during use.
Included in the recall are:
- 14.4 Volt 2.4 Ah Packs, Cat #48-11-1024 and date codes 3799 through 0504, and
- 18 Volt 2.4 Ah Packs with “Power Plus” labeling, Cat. #48-11-2230 and date codes 2699 through 0504
For a free replacement, call Milwaukee Electric Tool toll free at 1-800-729-3878 (1-800-SAWDUST) between 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. central time, Monday-Friday or visit the links below: