Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard


Porter-Cable recalls various fixed base production routers and router bases.

The recalled units have uninsulated handles on the base.  The lack of electrically insulated grasping surfaces on the router base may not comply with certification mark requirements, and may present a risk of electric shock and personal injury.

Neither Health Canada nor Porter Cable has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Health Canada (HC)


Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard.

Four Porter-Cable 3 1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-base production routers and one production router base are being recalled. The recalled routers are about 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The top of the router motor is black plastic and has the on/off switch for the router. The base is painted gray and has two side handles, an adjuster ring on the top and a clamp screw on the rear. The side handles on the base of recalled routers have no insulation. The Porter-Cable name and logo are on the front of the base. The recalled routers and base were manufactured from 1990 to April 2014.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

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