|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2004
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 351-5788
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
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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