Ryobi Radial Arm Saws Recalled
for Blade Detachment Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission has announced a voluntary recall of
Ryobi Radial Arm Saws. Consumers should stop using
the saws immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Cracking of the plastic motor housing can cause
the blade assembly to fall during operation, posing
a risk of laceration to the operator or bystanders.
The detachment can occur unexpectedly and without
has received five reports of detached blade assemblies,
including four reports of lacerated fingers to
the saw operators.
The recall involves all RA200 and
RA202 radial arm saws. These are bench top models
with 8 ¼-inch blades. Each unit has a data
plate immediately behind the operator grip for
the saw, which says “RYOBI 8 1/4" Radial
Arm Saw” and either “RA200”
They were sold at home and hardware
stores nationwide from 1986 through 1997
Consumers should immediately stop
using these radial arm saws and contact Ryobi
customer service to arrange to return part of
the saw for a payment of $75. No repair is available.
For additional information, contact
Ryobi Customer Service at (800) 525-2579 between
8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET any day of the week, or visit
the following Web site: www.ryobi.com.