Recalled Circular Saws Pose Laceration Risk

Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Robert Bosch Tool Corp. is recalling about 811,000 Skil® brand circular saws. 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. The company has received five reports of the saw staying on after the user released the trigger, but 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 recall includes the following date codes:

  • 28101 - 29231
  • 38101 - 39231
  • 48101 - 49231
  • 58101 - 59231
  • 68101 - 69231

No other models or date codes are included in this recall. The equipment was sold at home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for between $70 and $80. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free repair. For more information, contact the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (866) 761-5572 or visit http://www.skil.com.

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