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Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled

  • Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Router
  • Porter Cable Fixed-Base Production Router Base
  • Location of model number and date code
Name of Product:
Fixed-base routers and router bases
Hazard:
The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
July 02, 2014
Units:
About 100,000 in the United States and about 7,800 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Porter-Cable toll-free at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email support.portercable@sbdinc.com , or online at www.portercable.com, click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls, then select 2014 for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

Four Porter-Cable 3 1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-base production routers and one production router base are being recalled. The recalled routers are about 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The top of the router motor is black plastic and has the on/off switch for the router. The base is painted gray and has two side handles, an adjuster ring on the top and a clamp screw on the rear. The side handles on the base of recalled routers have no insulation. The Porter-Cable name and logo are on the front of the base. The recalled routers and base were manufactured from 1990 to April 2014. The following router models are being recalled:

 

Model Number Speed/Feature
7518 5-speed
7519 1-speed
7519EC 1-speed/has an extended chuck
22-7519-60 1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source

 

The router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format.

 

The router base is model number 75361 and is also sold separately. The model number is located on the side of the base opposite the Porter-Cable label.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled routers and router bases, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base with insulation on the handles.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Major industrial equipment suppliers and woodworker suppliers nationwide from 1990 to April 2014 for about $85 to $690 depending on the model.
Importer:

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba Porter-Cable, Towson, Md.

Manufacturer

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba Porter-Cable, Towson, Md.

Distributor

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba Porter-Cable, Towson, Md.

Manufactured In:
Mexico.
Recall number:
14-221
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