Ridge Tool Australia—RIDGID 300 Power Drive Threading Machines

Identifying features

Machines with serial numbers ending in 0408,0508,0608,0708,0808,0908,1008 or 1108

What are the defects?

Ridge Tool Australia recently determined that the setscrews that retain the brush holders in these motors may not be properly tightened. This could allow the brush holder to back out and the brush lead to contact the motor housing. If a machine in this condition is used with an improperly grounded power supply, this could result in an electrical shock or fire hazard which could cause serious injury or death.

What are the hazards?

Electric shock and fire.

What should consumers do?

Dealers should take immediate steps to determine if they have any of these products in their possession or if they have been sold. If they are still in their possession, do not sell or use them until they have been reworked. If they have been sold dealers must take immediate measures to contact the customer and advise them of the issue so that they can be reworked.
Contact Ridge Tool Technical Services at (03) 9930 7000 or sales.australia@ridgid.com for information on correcting this issue.

Traders who sold this product

Plumbing and Industrial Distributors

Where the product was sold
Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission