CPSC, Roto Zip Tool Corporation Announce Recall of Handheld Saws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 26, 2002, Revised July 22, 2003
Release # 02-109
Company Phone Number: (877) 768-6947
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

 

Note: telephone number change.

CPSC, Roto Zip Tool Corporation Announce Recall of Handheld Saws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Roto Zip Tool Corporation, of Cross Plains, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 1.9 million handheld saws. The handles on these saws can separate from the body, causing the operator to be cut.

CPSC and Roto Zip Tool Corp. have received 360 reports of loose or separating handles on the saws. As a result, there have been 19 reports of injuries to consumers, including some cuts requiring stitches.

The recall includes Revolution®, Rebel™ and Solaris™ model Spiral SawTM power tools. The brand name and "ROTOZIP SPIRAL SAW" are written on the side of the tools. The saws are mostly black or red. The recalled saws include the serial numbers listed below:

Saw Model Serial Number Range
Revolution® 01 through 1,145,000
Rebel™ 01 through 415,000
Solaris™ 01 through 270,000



Home, hardware and department stores, and infomercials sold these saws nationwide from December 1999 through January 2002 for between $50 and $190.

Consumers should remove the handle from their recalled saw if there is a loose fit between the tool handle and the tool body, and contact Roto Zip Tool Corp. to receive a free replacement handle. For more information, contact the Roto Zip Tool Corp. toll-free at (877) 768-6947 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT any day of the week, or visit the firm's web site at www.rotozip.com (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site).

Picture of Recalled Revolution SawPicture of Recalled Rebel Sawpicture of Recalled Solaris Saw

Revolution®                                     Rebel™                                      Solaris™