TOWSON, MD - More than 100,000 Porter-Cable production routers, manufactured between 1990 and April 2014, are being recalled because they pose an electric shock hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been joined by Health Canada in announcing the recall. CPSC said because the router base handles are not insulated, they pose an electric shock hazard. No incidents or injuries due to electric shock have been reported.

According to CPSC, the U.S. recall involves about 100,000 four 3-1/4-horsepower electric fixed-base production routers and one production router. The recall also involves about 7,800 routers sold in Canada.

The routers were manufactured by Black & Decker at a plant in Mexico; Porter-Cable was purchased by Black & Decker (now known as Stanley Black & Decker) in 2004. They sold through major industrial equipment and woodworking suppliers nationwide and in Canada for between $85 and $690 depending on the model.

The recalled models include:

Model No. 
7518   5-speed
7519   1-speed
7519EC   1-speed/has an extended chuck
22-7519-60   1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source
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Owners are urged to unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base with insulated handles.

Porter-Cable has set up a landing page with information about the recall on its website.

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