News & Views

13th July 2017

Milwaukee Tools Safety Alert

Milwaukee Tool (Australia) (New Zealand) is expanding the warnings and instructions for its M18 REDLITHIUM‐ION HIGH DEMAND 9.0Ah battery.

AFFECTED MILWAUKEE MODEL NUMBERS THAT INCLUDE M18B9:
M18B9 M18 REDLITHIUM‐ION HIGH DEMAND 9.0Ah BATTERY PACK
M18HDSP‐901C M18 REDLITHIUM‐ION HIGH DEMAND 9.0Ah STARTER KIT
M18CHM‐902C M18 FUEL 40mm SDS MAX ROTARY HAMMER KIT
M18FPP2D‐963B ‐ M18 FUEL 2Pc KIT (M18FAP180, M12BPS) KIT
M18FAP180‐902B ‐ M18 FUEL 180mm POLISHER ‐ 9.0Ah KIT

The expanded product warnings address situations that could lead to battery failure and/or other safety hazards. This safety notice does not require users to return their M18 REDLITHIUMION HIGH DEMAND 9.0Ah battery.

Should highly conductive or corrosive fluids get inside the M18 REDLITHIUM‐ION HIGH DEMAND 9.0Ah battery in sufficient quantities, it can cause battery pack failure. Failure can include shortcircuit 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. Because Milwaukee Tool (Australia) (New Zealand) is committed to continuously improving
safety, quality and customer satisfaction for the professional trades, the company is issuing expanded warnings and instructions for the M18 REDLITHIUM‐ION HIGH DEMAND 9.0Ah battery.

Milwaukee Tool (Australia) (New Zealand) is urging its customers to download, read and understand the expanded warnings and instructions in their entirety here (Australia) and here (New Zealand). You will also find frequently asked questions on the website here (Australia) and here (New Zealand).

Any customers who believe highly conductive or corrosive fluids have entered their M18 REDLITHIUM‐ION HIGH DEMAND 9.0Ah battery should immediately call the Milwaukee Information and Education Team hotline on 1300 859 017 (Australia) or 0800 028 491 (New Zealand).

For further information, please contact:
Customer Service Arkajon Communications
Milwaukee Tools (Australia) (New Zealand) Phone: 03 9867 5611
1300 859 017 (Australia) Email: milwaukee@arkajon.com.au
0800 028 491 (New Zealand)