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:
||SERIAL NO. RANGE
||24049 to 27983
||37515 to 40151
||20503 to 20754
||172580 to 173973
||227431 to 227768 and
227819 to 228381
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.