Recall: IRWIN Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack
On 2012-04-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding IRWIN Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2011 for about $40.
About 60,000 units are involved in this IRWIN TOOLS saw blade 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 464-7946
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What is the problem?
The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Irwin Classic Series 10-inch Circular Saw Blade Limited Promotion 3-Packs. The blister packs contain one 10-inch trim and finish saw blade with 60 teeth (60T) and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth (40T). The blades are stacked offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has the words "Irwin" and "Classic Series" on the front top left corner and "3 Circular Saw Blades" on the front lower left corner. Model number ICSLD3PK is located on the front top right corner.
These items were sold new+ at Lowe's stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately contact the firm to receive a free storage container for the saw blades. Consumers should not disturb any saw blades that remain in the packaging but should store the saw blades in the packaging in a safe and secure location until the container arrives, then immediately transfer the saw blades to the container and discard the original packaging.
For additional information, contact Irwin at (800)464-7946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.irwinrecall.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries were reported.
+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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