Makita Recalls Circular Saws Due to Laceration Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Makita U.S.A., has announced the recall of 5057KB dust-collecting circular saws because The lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
This recall involves the Makita 5057KB 7-1/4” circular saw with dust collector. The model number and serial number are located on the black nameplate under the name “Makita.” The saw’s housing is a blue-green color and “Makita” is printed on the dust cover. The serial number ranges included in this recall are: 12638-12737, 12978-13027, 13208-13257, 13322-13351, 13376-13405, 13578-13627, 13658-13707 and 13900-13979.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.
Tools Plus and other industrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including www.Amazon.com from March 2016 through September 2016 for about $400.
Makita U.S.A. at 800-462-5482 from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.makitatools.com for more information.