Bosch Recalls SkilSaw Miter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

Jul 10, 2012, 10:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /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: Miter Saw
Units: Approximately 22,149
Importer:  Robert Bosch Tool Corporation of Mount Prospect, Ill.
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 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.skiltools.com.

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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.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 727-6109
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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