|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2007
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Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Skil® Circular Saws 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: Skil® brand Circular Saws
Units: About 811,000
Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.
Hazard: The trigger switch on the circular saw can be locked on or the switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This can cause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the saw staying on after the user released the trigger. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Skil® brand circular saws with model numbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code are printed on the nameplate located on the front of the saw. The recall includes the following date codes:
28101 - 29231
38101 - 39231
48101 - 49231
58101 - 59231
68101 - 69231
No other models or date codes are included in this recall.
Sold at: Home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for between $70 and $80.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. toll-free at (866) 761-5572 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.skil.com
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