According to the CPSC, the trigger switch on the circular saw can be locked on or the switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This can cause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.
Bosch Tool has received five reports of the saw staying on after the user released the trigger. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Skil brand circular saws with model numbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code are printed on the nameplate located on the front of the saw. The saws were sold at home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for between $70 and $80.
The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free repair. For additional information, contact the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. toll-free at (866) 761-5572 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.skil.com
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