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Ridge Tool Company

400 Clark St.

Elyria, OH 44035-6001

USA

T (440) 323 5581

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

SUBJECT: RIDGID® ModelB-294HD (Heavy Duty 20 amp) Foot Switch, sold individually and as a component of the following Threading Machines from April 1, 1999 through July 1, 2006:

Catalog No.'s

Description

74272

B-294HDFoot Switch

91142, 84097, 91322

535A Threading Machine

96502

535

54 RPM Threading Machine

73447, 75602

300

Compact 52 RPM Threading Machine

Black Power Cord

September 1, 2006

This is a Product Recall Notice. We recently determined that the strain relief (cord connector) that retains the cord to the foot switch may not properly hold the cord. This could allow liquid to enter the foot switch or cause wire damage from the cord movement, either of which, if the foot switch is used with an improperly grounded power supply, could result in anelectrical shock or fire hazard which can result in severe injury or death.

All of the above listed products produced between April 1st, 1999 and July 1st, 2006 use the B-294HD(Heavy Duty 20 amp) foot switch and may exhibit this problem.Affected units can be identified by black foot switch cord, “HD” marking on foot switch (see above photo), and machine serial numbers ending in –0606, -0506, -0406, -0306, -0206, -0106, and -05 or lower.

Please take immediate steps to determine if you have any of these products in your possession. If you do, contact Ridge Tool Technical Services at (800) 519-3456orTechServices@ridgid.com to determine if your product is effected by this recall. If so, Ridge Tool will provide a new strain relief and instructions on how to change the strain relief and inspect the cord.

Thank you for your cooperation and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you have any questions, please contact Ridge Tool Technical Services at (800) 519-3456orTechServices@ridgid.com.