|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2005
|BOSCH Recall Hotline: (800) 856-9683
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: BOSCH Circular Saws
Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.
Hazard: The lower blade guard can malfunction, creating a risk of injury as severe as amputation.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of malfunctioning lower guards, including one amputation.
Description: The recall circular saws include the BOSCH CS10, CS20 and CS20-XC models, which can be identified on the product nameplate mounted on the top of the motor housing. The recalled models do not have an asterisk (*) in the serial number box. The circular saw uses a 7?-inch blade and has a blue handle and motor enclosure, and a metal guarding system. The name "BOSCH" is printed on the blade guard.
Sold At: Home Depot, Lowe's and Menards nationwide, as well as independent hardware retailers and industrial distributors, from February 2004 through April 2005 for between $120 and $150.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumer should stop using the circular saws immediately and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. to receive a repair kit. The kit includes hardware and instructions for installation.
Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (800) 856-9683 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the BOSCH Web site at www.boschtools.com
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