The lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
Makita U.S.A. at 800-462-5482 from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.makitatools.com for more information.
This recall involves the Makita 5057KB 7-1/4” circular saw with dust collector. The model number and serial number are located on the black nameplate under the name “Makita.” The saw’s housing is a blue-green color and “Makita” is printed on the dust cover. The serial number ranges included in this recall are: 12638-12737, 12978-13027, 13208-13257, 13322-13351, 13376-13405, 13578-13627, 13658-13707 and 13900-13979.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.
Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.