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February  26,  2002

Roto Zip Has Recalled Handheld Saws
 

Cross 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 www.rotozip.com.

 
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