CPSC, Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Announce Recall of Skil® Table Saws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2004
Release #05-063
Firm's Hotline: (800) 351-5788
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Announce Recall of Skil® Table Saws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. 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: Skil® Table Saw Model 3400

Units: 120,000

Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Hazard: The blade drive mechanism may loosen or the motor can separate from the tool. Loosening of the blade drive mechanism can result in kickback of the item being sawed, resulting in possible laceration. Motor unit separation can cause the coasting saw blade to damage the saw wiring resulting in possible electric shock, or the separated motor could strike the user and cause injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation has received eleven reports of loose or broken motors. No injury or property damage has been reported.

Description: Only Skil® table saws with model number 3400 printed on the front side of the table base with the date codes listed below are included in the recall. Date codes are printed on the upper right corner of the table base and include 2002 date codes 28501-28831, 2003 codes 38101-39231 and 2004 codes 48101-48811. The table saw holds a 10-inch blade and is made of metal tabletop with a red plastic base.

Sold at: Home Depot, Lowe's and Menards as well as independent hardware retailers nationwide from July 2002 through October 2004 for between $149 and $199.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Contact Robert Bosch Tool Corporation to receive a repair kit. The kit includes hardware and instructions for installation.

Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation at (800) 351-5788 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the Skil Web site at www.skil.com.

Drawing of Recalled Table Saw