Porter-Cable Announces Recall To Inspect And Replace 1500 Electrical Power Tools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CPSC Media Contact:

November 6, 1995

(301) 504-7908

Release # 96-012

 

Porter-Cable Announces Recall To Inspect And Replace 1500 Electrical Power Tools

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Porter-Cable Corporation of Jackson, Tenn. is announcing a recall to inspect and replace approximately 1,500 power tools. The electrical cord may not have been properly crimped inside the plug, and as a result, users could be shocked by exposed wires on the cordset plug.

The Porter-Cable tools identified with the potential problem are as follows:

MODEL # DESCRIPTION SERIAL NO. RANGE

#9737

Tiger Saw

24049 to 27983

#9444/444

Profile Sander

37515 to 40151

#7499

Cutout Tool

20503 to 20754

#345

Circular Saw

172580 to 173973

#556

Plate Joiner

227431 to 227768 and
227819 to 228381

#7549

Jig Saw

127677 to 127750,
128263 to 128774, and
129310 to 129392



The Porter-Cable tools listed above were sold nationwide during September 1995, through mail order catalogs, home centers, hardware stores, and industrial and construction supply houses. No other Porter-Cable products are involved in this program.

Consumers who own one of the Porter-Cable tools with the serial numbers listed above should stop using the tool immediately and call Porter-Cable at (800) 487-8665. A Porter-Cable representative will help consumers determine if their tool is part of this program, and if necessary, will arrange for a free repair or replacement.

Porter-Cable has received no reports of personal injury or property damage. The company is initiating this program to prevent the possibility of injury.