Hello and welcome, although your question relates to a topic off the beaten
trial (AIRSTREAMING) I will try and help. Dewalt tools and equipment are
covered by a Three-Year Limited Warranty
WALT will repair, without
charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years
from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to
normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and
warranty repair information, visit DEWALT: High Performance Industrial Tools and Accessories
or call 1-800-4-DE
(1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage
caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others.
I would call this help desk and address this safety concern and possible recall
issue with them. If you bought this equipment in 2002 you may already
be behind the power curve, but it won't hurt seeking guidance from them.