August 20, 2002
Release # 02-233
Table Saw Recall Hotline: (866) 357-0324
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 6,100 table saws. The motor housing on the saw may crack, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

Black & Decker has not received any reports of injuries. This recall to repair is being conducted to prevent the occurrence of injuries.

The recall involves 10-inch table saws, made in Taiwan, with the model number BT2500 and dates codes 200128-CT through 200148-CT. The model number and date codes are located on a name plate on the front panel above the power switch. The saw is grey with an orange front panel. The name "Black & Decker" is located on the lower right hand portion of the front panel.

Home centers and hardware stores nationwide sold the table saws from August 2001 through April 2002 for about $400.

Consumers should stop using these table saws immediately, unplug them, and call Black & Decker at (866) 357-0324 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to arrange for a free repair. For more information, consumers can log on to the company's website at

No other Black & Decker table saws are involved in this recall to repair.

Picture of Recalled Table Saws