Recall: Circular saws
On 2016-10-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Circular saws due to a potential Laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2016 for about $400.
About 500 units are involved in this Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif. circular saws recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Saws, Splitters & Hatchets category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Tools Plus and other industrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including www.Amazon.com from March 2016 through September 2016 for about $400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.
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 for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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