Makita Recalls Circular Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

By on November 5, 2016

Makita power saw recall

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.

Description:
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.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.

Sold At:
Tools Plus and other industrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including www.Amazon.com from March 2016 through September 2016 for about $400.

Consumer Contact:
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.

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