Bosch Announces Recall of Skil® Circular Saw
Due to a laceration hazard, Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of Skil® circular saws and has provided the following information about this product.
The trigger switch on the saw can be locked on, or the switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This can cause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.
The firm has received five reports of the saw staying on after the user released the trigger, but no injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Skil® circular saws with model numbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code are printed on the nameplate located on the front of the saw. The recall includes the following date codes:
28101 – 29231
38101 – 39231
48101 – 49231
58101 – 59231
68101 – 69231
No other models or date codes are included in this recall.
About 811,000 of the saws were sold at home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for between $70 and $80.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free repair.
To receive information on the repair, contact the company toll free at 866-761-5572 Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Time.
The tool can also be taken to a Skil® authorized service center. To find a center near you, click here.