Robert Bosch Tool Corp. recalls chain saws

Monday, December 6th 2004, 12:20 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Robert Bosch Tool Corp. is recalling about 120,000 table saws because of potential problems that could expose users to injury or electric shock, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday.

The commission said the drive mechanism on the chain saw may loosen, possibly causing laceration, or the motor can separate from the tool, potentially striking the user or posing a hazard of electric shock.

The company has received 11 reports of loose or broken motors from these Skil Table Saw Model 3400 saws. There have been no reports of injury or property damage.

Only Skil table saws with model number 3400 printed on the front side of the table base with the following date codes, printed on the upper right corner of the table base, are included in the recall. For 2002, date codes 28501-28831; for 2003, codes 38101-39231; for 2004, codes 48101-48811.

The table saws, made in Taiwan, hold 10-inch blades and are made of metal tabletops with a red plastic base.

They were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards and other independent hardware retailers nationwide from July 2002 through October 2004 for $149-$199.

Consumers should contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. to receive a repair kit, which includes hardware and instructions, at 800-351-5788 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.