Massive Power Tool Summon: 1.4 million tools have been recalled and 9 people have already been injured
It’s time to recheck your power tools after a big recall earlier this year. Two new recall measures have been implemented regarding devices that could injure you while using them. One is DeWALT’s 12-inch Compound Sliding Miter Saw which has sold more than 1.4 million units throughout the United States and Canada. The other concerns Makita cordless hedge machines, which have only sold about 2,600 units in the United States.
Both devices have the same problem. The part that must protect the user may result in tearing injuries. DeWALT has already received 571 reports of crashes, including 9 injuries.
Call the DeWALT power tool
DeWALT announced the recall of its 12-inch sliding telescope prisms this week. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted the announcement at this link. Similarly, the Canadian Subpoena has published its own report – you can see it here.
The company explains that the power tool features a rear safety guard that can break or break off. If this happens, the user and passersby may be exposed to projectiles. They also risk coming into contact with the saw blade of a power tool, which is clearly very dangerous.
DeWALT has sold 1,364,000 12-inch compound sliding miter saws in the United States. Furthermore, Canadian buyers purchased an additional 118,600 units.
In the United States, recall power tool models were available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and other hardware stores across the country. Customers may also have purchased it online from Amazon, Lowes, and other websites.
The company sold chainsaws for between $600 and $820 from April 2019 through May 2022.
DeWALT says the power tool recall includes the DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790 Mit Saws models. You’ll find the model numbers on the chainsaw’s nameplate. But only the models with date codes from 2019 04 to 2022 04 have the problem.
Date symbols appear on the black plastic engine end cap adjacent to the nameplate on the DWS779 and DWS780 models. The DHS790 has the date symbol on the outside of the yellow plastic sleeve next to the batteries. Furthermore, the recall covers only saws that do not have a green dot on the nameplate or a black dot on the arm.
Call Makita cordless hedge trimmer
The next power tool recall also includes an electrical device made for cutting. We’re looking into Makita cordless hedge trimmers, which also pose an infection risk for users. The company announced a withdrawal this week and this measure is limited to the United States. The CPSC report is available at this link.
Makita explains that the teal guard on the fence cutter shearing blade is missing. As a result, the chance of causing injury to the trimmer during use increases.
The company sold the power tool in nationwide recall from February 2022 through June 2022. The device cost between $260 and $460. Makita sold about 2,600 units, which were available at many home improvement and hardware stores. They are also sold online via Home Depot and Amazon.
Various model numbers and serial numbers are included in the recall process. You will find the model number on the side of the shaver. The serial number is located on the battery mounting port.
|Model number||S/N from||S / N to|
|2495 K||2854 K|
|3403 K||3762 K|
|1040 K||1267 K|
Unlike DeWALT power tools, the Makita hedge trimmer in this recall has yet to cause any known injuries.
what should you do
If you own any of these power tools, you should stop using them to avoid the risk of injury. Both recalls offer the same treatment in the form of free repairs.
DeWALT urges customers to contact the company for information on how to obtain a free repair kit. Alternatively, you can take the power tool to a DeWALT Service Center for free repair. The company will communicate with all known buyers, but you can also communicate with them.
US buyers will find contact information for DeWALT at this link. Canadians should check the local summons declaration.
Makita also directs customers to stop using power tools in the recall process. They should contact the company to arrange a free repair.
Makita will provide consumers with a return label so that they can return the trimmer for repair. The company will then return the stationary razor with a teal residue on the blade. Contact information for Makita is available at this link.