Name of Product: Circular saws
Hazard: The lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Makita U.S.A. at 800-462-5482 from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.makitatools.com and click on "Important Safety Notice/Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 450
Description: This recall involves the Makita 5057KB 7-1/4" circular saw with dust collector. The model number and serial number are located on the black nameplate under the name "Makita." The saw's housing is a blue-green color and "Makita" is printed on the dust cover. The serial number ranges included in this recall are: 12638-12737, 12978-13027, 13208-13257, 133322-13351, 13376-134505, 13578-13627, 13568-13707 and 13900-13979.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Tools Plus and other industrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including www.Amazon.com from March 2016 through September 2016 for about $400.
Importer/Distributor: Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif.
Manufactured in: Japan
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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