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DeWALT Recalls 18-inch Corded Chain Saws Due to Injury Hazard

  • Recalled DEWALT chain saw
  • Location of date code
Name of Product:
DEWALT DWCS600, 18-inch corded chain saws
Hazard:

The chain saw can remain running when the switch is on the off position or turn on when plugged in, posing an injury hazard to the user.  

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
January 26, 2022
Units:

About 8,500

Consumer Contact

DeWALT toll-free at 855- 474-5875 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or email at recall@sbdinc.com or online at https://www.dewalt.com/support/safety-notices-and-recalls or at www.dewalt.com and click on Service and Support then Safety Recall Notice for more information. 

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the DeWALT DWCS600, Type 1 18-inch 15-amp corded chain saws. The chain saws are yellow with a black handle and motor cover.  Only chain saws with date codes 2021 23-H5 to 2021 40-H5 are affected by this recall.  The date code is stamped on the bottom of the chain saw, behind the chain/bar.  DeWALT and 18-in. are written on the blade. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chain saws and contact DEWALT to receive a pre-paid shipping label to return the product directly to DEWALT in order to receive a free replacement chain saw.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Hardware and tool supply stores nationwide from June 2021 through November 2021 for between $130 and $150.
Importer(s):

DeWALT Industrial Tool Company, of Towson, Maryland

Manufactured In:
Mexico
Recall number:
22-059
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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.

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