(The Hill) – A maker of power tools and hand tools issued a recall of nearly 1.4 million saws on Thursday following reports of laceration injuries to consumers during use of the product.
DeWALT issued the recall for the 12-inch sliding compound miter saws after the company learned the rear safety guard could break or come off, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The defect can cause projectiles to hit users or bystanders and can also present a laceration hazard to anyone who comes into direct contact with the blade.
A notice on the CPSC website says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact DeWALT for information on how to purchase a free repair kit or take their saw to a service center for a free repair.
The agency says the DeWALT has received 571 reports of the rear safety guard assembly or component breaking or coming loose, including nine reports of laceration injuries.
The product was sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and hardware stores nationwide, as well as Amazon and other websites, between April 2019 and May 2022. An additional 118,600 saws were sold in Canada.
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