|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 742-9178
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: DEWALT DW744 Jobsite Table Saws
Units: About 13,000
Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.
Hazard: The pivot bracket on the saw can separate which can misalign the blade and the fence and cause kick back. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: DEWALT has received one reported incident of the table saw's blade misaligning. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the 10 inch DEWALT jobsite table saw model number DW744. Date codes included in the recall are 200715 through 200740. The table saws are yellow and black. The model number and date code are located on the name plate on the front of the saw. Table saws with an "X" stamped on the name plate by the date code are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Major home centers and hardware stores nationwide from April 2007 through January 2008 for about $500.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saws and contact DEWALT for the location of a service center to obtain a free replacement table saw.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DEWALT toll-free at (888) 742-9178 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dewalt.com
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