Note: The firm is out of business. The remedy is no longer available. Destroy and discard this product.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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: Performax and Wilton 10" Sliding Miter Saws
Units: About 7,100
Manufacturer: WMH Tool Group Inc. (WMH), of Elgin, Ill.
Hazard: The saw handle's switch can fail, causing the saw to smoke, spark, and trip circuit breakers, and disable the safety brake. The saw also can keep operating unless the unit is unplugged, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: WMH has received reports of six incidents with the saws. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes Performax model number 90206 and Wilton model number 34570 10-inch sliding miter saws with date code/serial numbers ranging from W062505 to W070405. The model, date code/serial numbers are printed on a black label on the motor housing of the saw.
Sold at: Home centers and hardware retailers nationwide from August 2006 through March 2007 for between $150 and $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these saws, destroy and discard them. The firm is out of business. A remedy is no longer available.
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