CSA and Robert Bosch Tool Corp. anounce a voluntary recall of Skil® Circular saws due to a laceration hazard

In cooperation with CSA International, Robert Bosch Tool Corp. of Mount Prospect, Illinois announces the voluntary recall in Canada of approximately 40,000 Skil® brand circular saws. The trigger switch on the circular saws can become locked in the “on” position or the switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This can cause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has received five reports of the saw staying on after the user released the trigger. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Skil(R) brand circular saws with model numbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code are printed on the name plate located on the front of the saw. The recall includes the following date codes:

28101 – 29231

38101 – 39231

48101 – 49231

58101 – 59231

68101 – 69231

No other models or date codes are included in this recall.

Home centres and independent hardware retailers sold the saws nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006.

Consumers who have affected saws should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp.for instructions on obtaining a free repair. For additional information, call toll-free at (866) 761-5572 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. central-standard time Monday through Friday, or visit
www.skil.com .

About CSA International

CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.

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Anthony Toderian
Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group
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