This recall involves the Makita 5057KB 7-1/4” circular saw with dust collector. The model number and serial number are located on the black nameplate under the name “Makita.” The saw’s housing is a blue-green color and “Makita” is printed on the dust cover. The serial number ranges included in this recall are: 12638-12737, 12978-13027, 13208-13257, 133322-13351, 13376-134505, 13578-13627, 13568-13707 and 13900-13979.
Hazard: The lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
No incidents/injuries reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.
For more information, please visit: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Makita-Recalls-Circular-Saws