|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 949-6348
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Porter-Cable 890 Series Routers
Units: About 70,000
Manufacturer: Porter-Cable, of Jackson, Tenn.
Hazard: The motor coil insulation can be worn away by vibration from the motor, which could pose a shock hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Porter-Cable routers are tools used in conjunction with various bits to cut and shape wood. The model and serial numbers are printed on the nameplate on the top of the router. Routers marked with a "T" above "PORTER+CABLE" on the nameplate are not included in this recall.
|Model Number||Porter-Cable Product Name||Serial Number|
|891||2 ? Peak HP Gripvac Router||10001 through 24647|
|892||2 ? Peak HP Router Kit||10001 through 68442|
|893PK||2 ? Peak HP Multibase Router Kit||10001 through 68442|
|894PK||2 ? Peak HP Multibase Router Kit with Gripvac Attachment||10001 through 24647|
|895PK||2 ? Peak MP Multibase Router Kit with Router Table Height Adjuster||10001 through 68442|
|8902||2 ? Peak HP Variable-Speed Motor||10001 through 68442|
Sold at: Major home improvement stores and hardware stores nationwide from September 2003 through December 2005 for between $180 and $269.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled routers immediately and contact Porter-Cable for a free inspection, and repair if necessary.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Porter-Cable toll-free at (800) 949-6348 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.porter-cable.com
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