September 8, 2009
Alert #09-768


The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Bandsaws

Units: About 500

Importer: Grizzly Industrial, of Bellingham, Wash.

Hazard: Some of the recalled bandsaws do not have a grounding wire installed, which poses an electric shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the G0640X 17-inch metal/wood bandsaw with an inverter motor. The product's model number (G0640X) is printed on the front of the machine.

Sold at: Grizzly's showrooms, catalog and Web site, and from February 2008 through July 2009 for about $1,600.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bandsaws immediately until the repair kit is installed. The firm is sending repair kits directly to consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Grizzly Industrial at (800) 523-4777 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Bandsaw