Toe-Kick Saws Recalled Due to Broken Handles

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2006
Release #06-137
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

 

 

 


Picture of Toe-Kick Saw Label
Toe-Kick Saw Label

Picture of Toe-Kick Saw Model
Toe-Kick Saw Model 795