Circular Saws Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
Festool USA is recalling approximately 5,700 TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saws. The plunge lock can engage when not intended, causing the saw blade to remain exposed from the housing following completion of the plunge cut and posing a laceration hazard.
The TS 55 REQ is a small, portable circular saw for woodcutting with a 160 mm saw blade, aluminum guide rails and a plunge cut feature. It is 12 inches long and has a gray blade housing and a midnight blue motor housing with a soft hand grip and green accents. The date code and serial number are found on a rating plate on the saw's motor housing under the main handle. Recalled saws include date codes ranging from 02/13 to 05/13 and serial numbers 40033594 through 40074108.
The recalled circular saws were sold at hardware stores, woodworking stores and other independent retailers, as well as through online retailers such as Amazon.com from May 2013 through July 2013.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact Festool USA for details on how to get a free repair or replacement product, or how to receive a refund.
For more on this recall, contact Festool USA toll-free at 855-784-9727.