Release # 84-012  

Washington, D.C.-- Central Quality Industries, Polo, Illinois, in cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a program to provide free blade guards to owners of Central Quality Industries and Pow-R-Tool saw tables. These tables did not previously have a blade guard to help prevent finger and hand injuries. Saw tables sold after June 20, 1983, contained a blade guard. The firm has received 6 injury complaints, including 4 reports of finger amputation and 2 reports of finger lacerations associated with the use and operation of the saw tables without the blade guards.

The saw tables are designed to hold a portable circular saw, sabre saw, and routers so that it can be used as a table saw. Approximately 166,304 saw tables have been distributed by the firm since the late 1950's under the brand name of "Central Quality Industries" and "Pow-R-Tool Table", which appears on the table top.

The product has been sold nationwide and is available with a metal or plastic top, with or without legs, and retailed between $49.95 and $89.95.

The firm is out of business and the remedy is no longer available. Please discard or destroy this product.

Anyone wishing additional information may contact CPSC's toll-free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.