Recall: Quick Change Jaw Chuck Systems
On 2018-12-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Quick Change Jaw Chuck Systems due to a potential Laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2017 for about $180 to $250.
About 1,000 units are involved in this quick change jaw chuck systems recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Tools Miscellaneous category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Penn State Industries CSCBARR5 quick change jaw chuck systems used with woodworking lathes. The recalled jaw chuck systems are made of steel, are silver in color and measure about 3.875 inches in diameter. "PSI Woodworking Products" and product number "CSCBARR5" are printed on the side of the chuck.
These items were sold new+ at Blackwater River Tools, Klingspor Woodworking, L&R Collectables, Long Island Woodworking Supply, Penn State Industries, Sumner Woodworking Store, The Woodwork Shop, Woodturningz , Woodworkers Emporium and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from March 2017 through August 2018 for between $180 and $250.
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 jaw chuck systems and contact Penn State Industries to receive a full refund of the purchase price.
Penn State Industries at 800-377-7297 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at CSCBARR5.firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.pennstateind.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Penn State Industries has received seven reports of the jaw loosening or ejecting from the chuck. No injuries have been 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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