February 26, 2002
Roto Zip Has Recalled Handheld Saws
Plains, WI (SafetyAlerts)
-Roto Zip Tool Corporation
has recalled about
1.9 million handheld saws. The handles on these saws can separate from the
body, causing the operator to be cut.
CPSC and Roto Zip Tool Corp. have received 360 reports of loose or
separating handles on the saws. As a result, there have been 19 reports of
injuries to consumers, including some cuts requiring stitches.
The recall includes Revolution®, Rebel? and Solaris? model Spiral SawTM
power tools. The brand name and "ROTOZIP SPIRAL SAW" are written on the side
of the tools. The saws are mostly black or red. The recalled saws include
the serial numbers listed below:
Saw Model Serial Number Range
Revolution® 01 through 1,145,000
Rebel? 01 through 415,000
Solaris? 01 through 270,000
Home, hardware and department stores, and infomercials sold these saws
nationwide from December 1999 through January 2002 for between $50 and $190.
Consumers should remove the handle from their recalled saw if there is a
loose fit between the tool handle and the tool body, and contact Roto Zip
Tool Corp. to receive a free replacement handle. For more information,
contact the Roto Zip Tool Corp. toll-free at (800) 920-1467 between 7 a.m.
and 7 p.m. CT any day of the week, or visit the firm's web site at