Portable Table-Saws Recalled by Ryobi Due to Laceration Hazard

Dec 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product:  Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saws

Units: About 21,500

Distributor:  One World Technologies, of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard:  The saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.      

Incidents/Injuries: The company received one report of a consumer being hit by a piece of metal during the cutting operation. There was no report of a physical injury or property damage.    

Description:  This recall involves the RTS20 Ryobi ten-inch, portable table-saw. The table saw has a blue base and warning label with the model RTS20 and the Ryobi name printed on it and attached to the rear of the saw.  

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot retail outlets nationwide and Canada from July 2010 through October 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in:  China

Remedy:  Consumers should contact Ryobi immediately to receive a free inspection of their product and, if necessary, a free repair or replacement of their RTS20 Ryobi table-saw.

Consumer Contact:  For additional information, contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ryobitools.com.  

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11066.html.

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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 597-9624

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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