Makita Recalls Circular Saws Due to Laceration Hazard
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair
Makita U.S. A. is recalling roughly 450 Makita 5057KB 7-1/4" circular saws with a dust collector.
The lower blade guard on the recalled saws can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the user.
The model number and serial number on the affected saws can be found 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, 133322-13351, 13376-134505, 13578-13627, 13568-13707 and 13900-13979.
The recalled Makita saws were sold at Tools Plus and otherindustrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including Amazon.com from March 2016 through September 2016 for about $400.
To date, no injuries have been reported related to this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.
For additional information on this recall, contact Makita U.S. A. toll-free at (800) 462-5482.