April 4, 2002DeWALT Industrial Tool Has Recalled
- DeWALT Industrial Tool Co. has recalled
heavy-duty, lightweight circular saws. The spindle on the saw may slip,
causing the blade to contact the lower guard, posing a hazard to the
consumer from an exposed blade.
DeWALT received one report of the blade slipping. A consumer received minor
scratches to his hand after his spindle slipped.
The recall involves 7 1/4-inch circular saws with the model numbers DW368,
DW368K, or DW369CSK. The model number is located on a black label near the
handle of the saw, or on a yellow sticker attached to the carrying case. The
saws have date codes 200128-F through 200152- F stamped on the bottom of the
motor case. The housing is yellow and the word "DeWALT" is printed on the
upper blade guard.
Home centers and hardware stores nationwide sold the circular saws from July
2001 through December 2001 for between $120 and $135.
Consumers should stop using the circular saws immediately and return them to
the nearest DeWALT service center for a free repair. For more information or
to locate the nearest service center, consumers should contact DeWALT
toll-free at (888) 839-3559 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday
No other DeWALT circular saws are involved in this recall.