Recall notice on dust collector remotes

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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 08-19-2009 05:37 PM 1048 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2009 05:37 PM

I pulled this from another forum and wanted to pass it along here:

1. Remote Switches Recalled by Woodstock International Due to Fire Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

August 18, 2009
Release # 09-308

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 840-8420
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Remote Switches Recalled by Woodstock International Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Shop Fox Dust Collection Remote Switches

Units: About 450

Manufacturer: Woodstock International, of Bellingham, Wash.

Hazard: An incorrectly sized wire inside the remote switch can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Woodstock International has received 10 reports of the remote switch overheating. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled product is a remote dust collector switch, which remotely turns on and off a woodworking dust collector. 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 & D3346 were printed on the carton but not on the remote control unit. The recalled switches measure 4 and 13/16” long by 3 and 7/16” wide.

Sold by: Woodworking stores nationwide from July 2008 through June 2009 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Woodstock International for directions on how to receive a replacement or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Woodstock International at (800) 840-8420 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at, or e-mail the firm at
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:

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#1 posted 08-19-2009 05:45 PM


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#2 posted 08-20-2009 02:47 PM

Thank you very much, I just purchased mine about two weeks ago.

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 02:51 PM

Thanks for the info.

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