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Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

  • EY3530NQMKW 15.6V Cordless Metal Cutter Kit
  • EYC136NQK 15.6V Cordless Metal Cutter Combo Kit
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Name of Product:
Metal Cutter Saw Kit and Metal Cutter Combo Kit
Hazard:
The lower blade guard can get stuck in the fully retracted position and not automatically release to cover the blade. The exposed blade poses a laceration hazard and risk of injury.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
September 09, 2015
Units:
About 165
Consumer Contact

Panasonic Corporation of North America at 800-743-2335 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday or online at www.panasonic.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the EY3530NQMKW 15.6V Cordless Metal Cutter Kit and the EYC136NQK 15.6V Cordless Metal Cutter Combo Kit. The model EY3530 metal cutter saw is a circular metal cutting saw in black with yellow accents. "Panasonic" is printed in white letters on the upper wrap around blade guard. "15.6 V" and "Metal Cutter Saw" are printed in black letters with yellow highlights on the blade guard. The recalled metal cutters are about 13 inches long and 6.7 pounds.  The model EY136 combo kit includes the EY3530 circular metal cutting saw and also includes a drill and other accessories. The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the lower support, between the battery and the blade. The first number in the date code is the year, the second and the third are the month and the last four digits are the production number.

 

 Date Codes
 3120001 through 3120030
 4010001 through 4010030
 4030001 through 4030030
 4080001 through 4080060
 5010001 through 5010060
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact Panasonic to receive a return prepaid shipping label. Panasonic will replace the safety guard and return the saws to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Industrial distributors nationwide from April 2014 through June 2015 for about $400 for the saw kit and $500 for the combo kit.

Manufactured In:
China and Japan
Importer(s):

Panasonic Corporation of North America, of Newark, N.J.

Recall number:
15-237
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