Mitre saws recalled for laceration hazard
- November 9, 2006 2:25 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 38,000 Wilton-brand mitre saws are being recalled from the marketplace because they pose a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.
A pivot joining the base of the saw to the head assembly can crack under pressure, causing the blade to break free from its base.
Manufacturer WMH Tool Group Inc has received four reports of cracked pivot housings, one of which caused the blade to unexpectedly separate from its base. No associated injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the 10-inch compound mitre saws, including model numbers 99164 and 99192.
The products were sold from January 2002 through October 2006.
Consumers should stop using the product and return them to the store for a full refund.
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