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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Bosch recalls SkilSaw Miter Saws due to Laceration Hazard
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. SkilSaw Miter Saws recalled by Robert Bosch Tool Corporation because the lower guard can break during use exposing the blade posing a laceration hazard to the operator.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Miter Saw
Units: Approximately 22,149
Importer: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation of Mount Prospect, IL.
Hazard: The lower guard can break and contact the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Description: The recalled product is the SkilSaw® 10-inch compound miter saw, with model number 3316 and date codes 111, 112, 201, 202, 203 or 204. The model number and date code are on the lower right side of the name plate located on the motor housing. The SkilSaw logo appears at the top of the upper blade guard and on the dust collection bag.
Sold at: Lowe’s Home Centers nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the miter saw and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for a free lower guard replacement kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at 888.727.6109 between 7:00am and 7:00pm CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.skiltools.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
TopicsChina, CPSC, Lowe's, Miter Saw, Mount Prospect IL, OC Tanner, Recall, Robert Bosch Tool Corportation, SkilSaw Miter Saws, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, washington d.c.
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