March 27, 2003OWT and Sears Roebuck Have Recalled
- OWT Industries, Inc., of Pickens, S.C. and Sears Roebuck and Co. (Sears),
of Hoffman Estates, Ill., have recalled about 5,200 electric routers used in
woodworking. The on-off switch on the routers could stick in the "on"
position, posing a risk of serious lacerations to the operator and
Sears has not received any reports of injuries or incidents. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
This recall involves Craftsman® routers, model number 315.17510 with date
codes of A3025 or lower. The model numbers and date codes are printed on a
black data label located on the electric motor's housing. The routers have
an aluminum base with black handles and a black motor. All affected routers
were packaged with a cloth carry bag under the stock number 17518. Routers
sold without the bag are not involved in the recall.
Sears sold these routers nationwide from November 2002 through January 2003
for about $60.
Consumers should stop using these routers immediately and return them to
their nearest Sears store for a product exchange. For more information,
consumers can call toll-free at (800) 932-3188 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.sears.com.