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Power Drill, Iron Being Recalled

October 7, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A precision hammer drill that can cause shock or electrocution and a steam iron with wiring that can cause a fire are being recalled by their manufacturers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The drill is the 150 Skil model 6464 made by S-B Power Tool Co. of Chicago. The safety commission said a wiring problem ``presents the possibility of an electric shock or electrocution in these drills.″

About 150 drills were sold in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New York and Texas.

Consumers were advised to stop using the drill, designed for use on concrete or brick, and to arrange for a free repair by calling 1-800-815-TOOL between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The iron is the Onika steam-dry spray iron distributed by Bargain Wholesale of City of Commerce, Calif. The iron, made in Taiwan, is said to have ``inappropriate wiring which can cause a fire.″ Additionally, people might be scalded if they tilt the irons downward while using them, The irons were sold in the Western United States from January 1997 through June 1998 for about $4 each.

Consumers were told to stop using the iron and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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