Companies recalling 5,200 electric routers with faulty switches

Thursday, March 27th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two companies are recalling about 5,200 electric routers because the power switch can get stuck in the ``on'' position, posing a risk of injury.

OWT Industries, Inc., of Pickens S.C., and Sears Roebuck and Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill., have not received any reports of injuries or accidents from the routers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

But the commission said consumers should stop using the routers immediately.

The recall involves Craftsman brand routers with model number 315.17510 and date codes of A3025 or lower. The routers have an aluminum base with black handles and a black motor and were packaged with a cloth carry bag. Routers sold without the bag are not being recalled.

Sears stores nationwide sold the routers from November 2002 to January 2003 for about $60.

Consumers can exchange the routers at any Sears store or contact the company at 1-800-932-3188 for more information.