Southern Technologies Recalls Drill Presses Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–July 1, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced yesterday a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Powertec Drill Presses

Units: About 500

Manufacturer: Southern Technologies of Mundelein, Ill.

Hazard: Wires in the motor housing can be pinched, posing a risk of electrical shock to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a consumer experiencing a minor electrical shock.

Description: The recall involves the Powertec 8” Drill Press with AC powered laser. The model number is DP800 and can be found on the product specification label located above the handle on the right side of the machine.

Sold exclusively at: Blain’s Farm and Fleet stores nationwide from November 2009 through February 2010 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Southern Technologies at (877) 393-7121 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at