|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 538-7810
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toe-Kick Saws Recalled Due to Broken Handles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.
Name of Product: Toe-Kick Saws
Units: About 15,500
Manufacturer: Crain Cutter Co. Inc., of Milpitas, Calif.
Hazard: The saw's plastic handle can break, causing the user to lose control of the saw which could kick back and present a laceration hazard if the blade is in motion.
Incidents/Injuries: Crain Cutter received reports of 25 incidents of the saw's handle breaking and one report of a laceration in which a user's leg and torso were cut.
Description: The saws are used for the removal of floors or cutting flooring in the toe kick area under cabinets. Only Model 795 which has a blue handle and motor housing is included in this recall. "Model 795" and "Crain Toe-Kick Saw" are printed on a label on the blue motor housing.
Sold at: Specialty wholesale floor covering accessory distributors nationwide from October 2002 through February 2006 for about $250.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the saws and contact any Crain distributor for a free repair, or contact Crain Cutter Co. Inc. for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crain Cutter Co. Inc. at (800) 538-7810 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.craintools.com
Toe-Kick Saw Label
Toe-Kick Saw Model 795
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