Bosch recalls SkilSaw miter saws due to laceration hazard
July 16, 2012
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bosch Tool Corp., announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product:
SkilSaw 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.
Sold at: Lowe's Home Centers nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.
Manufactured in: China
The recalled product is the SkilSaw(r) 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.
Although the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries, consumers should immediately stop using the miter saw and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. for a free lower guard replacement kit.
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 www.skiltools.com.