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November 6, 1995

Release # 96-012
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

Porter-Cable Announces Recall to Inspect and Replace 1500 Electrical Power Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Porter-Cable Corporation of Jackson, Tenn. is announcing a recall to inspect and replace approximately 1,500 power tools. The electrical cord may not have been properly crimped inside the plug, and as a result, users could be shocked by exposed wires on the cordset plug.

The Porter-Cable tools identified with the potential problem are as follows:

#9737 Tiger Saw 24049 to 27983
#9444/444 Profile Sander 37515 to 40151
#7499 Cutout Tool 20503 to 20754
#345 Circular Saw 172580 to 173973
#556 Plate Joiner 227431 to 227768 and
227819 to 228381
#7549 Jig Saw 127677 to 127750,
128263 to 128774, and
129310 to 129392

The Porter-Cable tools listed above were sold nationwide during September 1995, through mail order catalogs, home centers, hardware stores, and industrial and construction supply houses. No other Porter-Cable products are involved in this program.

Consumers who own one of the Porter-Cable tools with the serial numbers listed above should stop using the tool immediately and call Porter-Cable at (800) 487-8665. A Porter-Cable representative will help consumers determine if their tool is part of this program, and if necessary, will arrange for a free repair or replacement.

Porter-Cable has received no reports of personal injury or property damage. The company is initiating this program to prevent the possibility of injury.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to