Bosch Circular Saws Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Robert Bosch Tool Corp. is recalling 69,000 circular saws because under certain circumstances, the lower blade guard may not function properly, creating a risk of injury as severe as amputation.
The firm has received three reports of malfunctioning lower guards, including one amputation, according to the commission.
The recall circular saws include the BOSCH CS10, CS20 and CS20-XC models, which can be identified on the product nameplate mounted on the top of the motor housing. The recalled models do not have an asterisk (*) in the serial number box. The circular saw uses a 7-1/4-inch blade and has a blue handle and motor enclosure, and a metal guarding system. “BOSCH” is printed on the blade guard.
The recalled saws were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards nationwide, as well as at independent hardware retailers and industrial distributors, from February 2004 through April 2005 for between $120 and $150.
Consumers should stop using the circular saws immediately and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. to receive a repair kit, which includes hardware and instructions for installation.
To receive information on saw repair, call 800-856-9683 Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Or, click here.
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