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Milwaukee expands battery pack warnings


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July 6, 2017

In consultation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), Milwaukee Tool has expanded the warnings and instructions of its M18 High Demand 9.0 battery pack (model no. 48-11-1890). The expanded product warnings address situations that could lead to a battery pack failure and/or other safety hazards. This safety notice does not require users to return the battery packs.

Should highly conductive or corrosive fluids get inside the battery pack in sufficient quantities, it can cause battery pack failure. Failure can include short-circuit which, in the extreme situation, can result in smoking or fire, even when not in use. Examples of highly conductive or corrosive fluids include seawater, certain industrial chemicals and bleach or bleach-containing products.

The expanded warnings and instructions are available at milwaukeetool.com/safetynotices along with frequently asked questions and answers.

Customers who believe highly conductive or corrosive fluids have entered their M18 High Demand 9.0 battery pack should contact Milwaukee Tool at 844.577.5515 (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday through Saturday).


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