Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. and CSA International Announce Voluntary Recall for TY1 12-inch Miter Saws

February 4, 2001

Toronto, Ontario In cooperation with CSA International, Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling approximately 4,000 12-inch miter saws (Models 3660 TY1 and 3680 TY1) which are used to make angled cuts. Bolts on the saw could loosen and the blade could detach, posing a risk of lacerations to consumers.

Black & Decker has not received any reports of injuries with these saws in Canada. This recall is being conducted to help prevent the possibility of injury.

The voluntary recall involves ony 12-inch Black & Decker Industry & Construction miter saws with model numbers 3660 TY1 and 3680 TY1. The model numbers are located on the nameplate on the top of the saw’s housing. The saws have a charcoal gray housing. The recalled miter saws have date codes from 9201 through 9340. The date code is stamped into the end cap or back of the saws.

No other Black & Decker miter saws are involved in this recall.

Home center and hardware stores sold these miter saws throughout Canada from January 1992 through December 1993 for between $469 and $589.

Consumers should stop using these miter saws immediately, and call Black & Decker to receive a free replacement bolt to repair the saw. For more information or to order the repair kit, call Black & Decker toll-free at (888) 771-4540 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.