Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Dremel Rotary Tool Due to Burn Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 28, 2015 

  • Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with location of model and date code
    Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with location of model and date code

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool

Hazard:  The tool’s circuit board can overheat and melt the tool’s enclosure. If the tool is being held while overheating, it could present a risk of burn. Additionally, some tools may lose their speed control changing to high speed in use, turn on by themselves, or may not turn off, posing a personal injury hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Robert Bosch Tool Corp. toll-free at 855-866-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Customer Service & Safety Information” for more information.

Recall Details

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Units:  About 93,000 (an additional 2750 sold in Canada)

Description:  This recall involves the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505.  The model number and date codes are located on the name plate of the product, which is on the side opposite the Dremel logo.  Products are dark gray with a silver label and blue control buttons and have 8V lithium ion batteries. 

Incidents/Injuries:  Bosch Tool has received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries.  

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately contact Robert Bosch Tool for information on a free repair.

Sold at:  Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and other home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and online including,,, and from July 2014 through May 2015 for about $90.

Importer(s):  Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Distributor(s):  Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Manufactured in:  Mexico

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