Recall of BOSCH Circular Saws sold from February 2004 through April 2005 because the lower blade guard can malfunction, creating a risk of injury as severe as amputation.
May 18, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2005
BOSCH Recall Hotline: (800) 856-9683
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: BOSCH Circular Saws
Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.
Hazard: The lower blade guard can malfunction, creating a risk of injury as severe as amputation.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of malfunctioning lower guards, including one amputation.
Description: The recall circular saws include the BOSCH CS10, CS20 and CS20-XC models, which can be identified on the product nameplate mounted on the top of the motor housing. The recalled models do not have an asterisk (*) in the serial number box. The circular saw uses a 7¼-inch blade and has a blue handle and motor enclosure, and a metal guarding system. The name “BOSCH” is printed on the blade guard.
Sold At: Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards nationwide, as well as independent hardware retailers and industrial distributors, from February 2004 through April 2005 for between $120 and $150.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumer should stop using the circular saws immediately and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. to receive a repair kit. The kit includes hardware and instructions for installation.
Consumer Contact: Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (800) 856-9683 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the BOSCH Web site at http://www.boschtools.com/Service/ProductServices/Pages/RecallNotifications.aspx