March 27, 2003Hitachi Has Recalled Circular Saws
- Hitachi Koki U.S.A. has recalled
circular saws. The lower blade guards on these saws can stick in the open
position, exposing the blade and posing a serious laceration hazard.
Hitachi has not received any reports of injuries, but has received two
reports from consumers of the lower guards sticking.
The recall involves 7 1/4-inch circular saws with model numbers C7SB2 or
C7BD2 and serial numbers that begin with C62, C72, C82, C92, C02 or CN2. The
model number is located on the green nameplate on the motor housing below
the name "Hitachi." The serial number is stamped at the lower right of the
nameplate. The saw's housing is green and the name "Hitachi" also is written
on the metal blade guard.
Home centers, hardware stores and industrial suppliers nationwide sold these
circular saws from August 2002 through March 2003 for between $90 and $100.
Consumers should stop using these circular saws immediately and return them
to Hitachi for a free repair. For more information, contact Hitachi at (800)
706-7337 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the
firm's Web site at www.hitachi.com
Hitachi circular saws with a circle stamped on the UPC label on the box are
not included in this recall. Saws that have a light gray plastic stop
between the upper and lower blade guards where they overlap also are not
included in this recall.