Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Fixed-Base Production Routers are being recalled by Porter-Cable because the handles on the router bases are not insulated, which can pose a risk of electrical shock.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Fixed-base routers and router bases
Hazard: The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.
Consumer Contact: Porter-Cable toll-free at 888.344.7973 from 8:00am to 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday, email , or online at www.portercable.com, click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls, then select 2014 for more information
Units: About 100,000 in the United States and about 7,800 in Canada
Description: Four Porter-Cable 3 1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-base production routers and one production router base are being recalled. The recalled routers are about 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The top of the router motor is black plastic and has the on/off switch for the router. The base is painted gray and has two side handles, an adjuster ring on the top and a clamp screw on the rear. The side handles on the base of recalled routers have no insulation. The Porter-Cable name and logo are on the front of the base. The recalled routers and base were manufactured from 1990 to April 2014.
The following router models are being recalled:
|7519EC||1-speed/has an extended chuck|
|22-7519-60||1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source|
The router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled routers and router bases, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base with insulation on the handles.
Sold at: Major industrial equipment suppliers and woodworker suppliers nationwide from 1990 to April 2014 for about $85.00 to $690.00 depending on the model.
Manufacturer: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba Porter-Cable, Towson, MD.
Importer/Distributor: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba Porter-Cable, Towson, MD.
Manufactured in: Mexico.
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