Festool Recalls Plunge Cut Circular Saw Due to Laceration Hazard

The blade on the TS 55 REQ model of the portable woodcutting saw can remain exposed after cuts are complete.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 30, 2013
Recall number: 13-293
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  • Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw, side view

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    Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw, side view

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    Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw, front view

Recall Summary

Name of product:

TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw

Hazard:

The plunge lock can engage when not intended, causing the saw blade to remain exposed from the housing following completion of the plunge cut and posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Festool USA toll-free at (855) 784-9727 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.festoolusa.com and click on the “TS 55 REQ Recall” link for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/36019r-eng.php
Units

About 5,200 in the U.S. and 500 in Canada

Description

The TS 55 REQ is a small, portable, circular saw for woodcutting with a 160 mm saw blade, aluminum guide rails and a plunge cut feature.  It is 12 inches long and has a gray blade housing and a midnight blue motor housing with a soft hand grip and green accents. The date code and serial number are found on a rating plate on the saw’s motor housing under the main handle.  Recalled saws include date codes ranging from 02/13 to 05/13 and serial numbers 40033594 through 40074108.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received no reports of injuries and one report of property damage.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact Festool USA for details on how to get a free repair or replacement product, or how to receive a refund.

Sold at

Hardware stores, woodworking stores and other independent retailers, as well as online retailers such as www.amazon.com from May 2013 to July 2013 for approximately $585.

Importer

Festool USA, of Lebanon, Ind.

Manufacturer

Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG, of Neidlingen, Germany

Manufactured in

Germany

  • Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw, side view

  • Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw, front view