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Portable Table-Saws Recalled by Ryobi Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product:
Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saws
Hazard:

The saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
December 14, 2010
Units:

About 21,500

Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.ryobitools.com

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2010
Release #11-066
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 597-9624
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Portable Table-Saws Recalled by Ryobi 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: Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saws

Units: About 21,500

Distributor: One World Technologies, of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: The saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company received one report of a consumer being hit by a piece of metal during the cutting operation. There was no report of a physical injury or property damage.

Description: This recall involves the RTS20 Ryobi ten-inch, portable table-saw. The table saw has a blue base and warning label with the model RTS20 and the Ryobi name printed on it and attached to the rear of the saw.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot retail outlets nationwide and Canada from July 2010 through October 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Ryobi immediately to receive a free inspection of their product and, if necessary, a free repair or replacement of their RTS20 Ryobi table-saw.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ryobitools.com

Picture of Recalled table saw

Picture of Recalled table saw showing location of label on rear of saw

Picture of Recalled table saw label

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