|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2009
Release # 09-311
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 539-1710
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: Ridgid 10-inch Table Saws
Units: About 3,000
Distributor: One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Hazard: The table saw's arbor shaft can fail when used with a stacked blade set (commonly known as a "stacked dado set"), which is used to cut grooves. The stacked blade set can be ejected from the saw, posing a potential laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: One World Technologies has received three reports of shafts failing when used with a stacked dado set. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Ridgid 10-inch table saws, model R4511. The recalled saws have manufacturing date codes between CD0829 and CD0837. The model number and manufacturing date code are located on a metal plate on the rear of the cabinet. Products with an "Arbor Inspected" sticker directly above the plate or an orange square on the outside of the package are not included in the recall.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009 for about $600.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saw and contact One World Technologies to schedule a free on-site repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact One World Technologies toll-free at (866) 539-1710 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.ridgid.com
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