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Sears Craftsman portable table saws recalled due to laceration and impact injury hazards

MEDIA RELEASE

Name of product:
Craftsman portable table saws

Hazard:
The table saw’s stand can collapse unexpectedly, posing laceration and impact injury hazards to the operator.

Remedy:
Replace

Consumer Contact:
Rexon toll-free at 866-934-6360 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.sears.com and clicking “Product Recalls” for more information.

Units:
About 46,000

Description:
The recall involves model number 137.415030 Craftsman brand 10-inch table saws. The table saws sit on a black metal foldable stand. “15 AMP 10-inch table saw,” “Sears Brands Mgt. Corp.” and the model and serial numbers are printed on a silver label on the front. Serial numbers included in the recall begin with the following letters:

Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received 11 reports of the table saw collapsing, including nine reports of injuries to fingers and hands, including broken bones, lacerations, a shoulder strain, and a partial fingernail amputation.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saws and contact Rexon for a free replacement stand.

Sold At:
Sears stores nationwide and online at www.sears.com from April 2014 through October 2016 for about $200.

Manufacturer(s):
Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd. of Taiwan

Distributor(s):
Sears Holding Corp. of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufactured In:
China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

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