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Powertec drill presses recalled

Washington -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Southern Technology drill presses due to a shock hazard.

About 500 Powertec Drill Presses were imported from China by Southern Technologies of Mudelein, Ill., and sold at Blain's Farm and Fleet stores nationwide from November 2009 through February 2010 for about $80.

Wires in the motor housing can become pinched, posing a risk of shock to someone in contact with the drill press, the commission said in a statement.

The recall includes the Powertec 8-inch Drill Press with AC powered laser. The model number is DP800, which can be located on the product specification label above the handle on the right side of the drill press.

Consumers were advised to stop using the drill press and return it to the retailer for a full refund.

Consumers can call 877-393-7121 for information.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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