DEWALT and CSA International Announce a Voluntary Recall of Framing Saws For Laceration Hazard

In cooperation with CSA International, DEWALT Industrial Tool Company of Towson, Maryland is voluntarily recalling approximately 101,000 DEWALT-branded DW378G and DW378GT framing saws sold to customers in Canada and the United States between January 2003 through August 2006. The recalled framing saws were sold at major home centres and hardware stores for about $170. In some cases the lower blade guard can fail to close, leaving the blade exposed and presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.

DEWALT has received four reports of the lower guard failing to close, including three reports of lacerations. One consumer received lacerations to the hand and two others received lacerations to the leg, all requiring medical attention.

The recalled framing saws affected by the recall are DEWALT models DW378G and DW378GT 7 ¼” only with date codes 200301-49 through 200637-49. The model number can be located on the side of the housing. The date code is located either on the nameplate or under the handle near the power cord exit. Framing saws marked with a “V” on the underside of the handle near the corset have already been repaired and are not involved in this recall.

Customers should stop using the recalled saws immediately and contact DEWALT toll free at (866) 854-5214 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, for a free repair. Alternatively, consumers may contact DEWALT at www.dewalt.com

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.

Anthony Toderian
Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group
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