|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 525-2579
One World Technologies Recalls Throat Plates Sold with Ryobi Router Tables Due to Laceration Hazard
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: Ryobi Router Table Throat Plates.
Units: About 100,000.
Manufacturer: One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Hazard: The throat plates do not securely snap into the router's table top bit opening. The throat plate can come loose during operation and be ejected from the table top, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: One World Technologies has received three reports of throat plates coming loose during use. Two consumers were struck on the nose by the throat plate and received a minor cut and bruising.
Description: The recall involves Ryobi-brand router tables, with model number RT101, which is written on the table's data plate, located on its front leg. These tables were sold as part of the Ryobi combo kits with model numbers R161RTA and R162RTA. The combo kit model number is written on the packaging. A router table holds the router underneath the table. Instead of moving the router over the wood, the table allows the user to guide the wood for cutting. The throat plates are components of the table that consist of five yellow plastic rings. They serve as a guide for the router bit and provide a stable surface around the bit.
Sold Exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide between May 2004 and January 2007 for about $100 for the combo kits that include the router, router table and throat plates.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately check their router tables to ensure that the throat plates securely snap into the router bit opening. If any throat plates do not securely snap into the table top, consumers should stop using the router table immediately and contact One Word Technologies for a free replacement set of throat plates.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call One World Technologies Inc. at (800) 525-2579 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.ryobitools.com
The recalled throat plate (left) and the new, replacement throat plate (right)
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