Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–September 30, 2013. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw
Hazard: The plunge lock can engage when not intended, causing the saw blade to remain exposed from the housing following completion of the plunge cut and posing a laceration hazard.
Consumer Contact: Festool USA toll-free at (855) 784-9727 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.festoolusa.com and click on the “TS 55 REQ Recall” link for more information.
Units: About 5,200 in the U.S. and 500 in Canada
Description: The TS 55 REQ is a small, portable, circular saw for woodcutting with a 160 mm saw blade, aluminum guide rails and a plunge cut feature. It is 12 inches long and has a gray blade housing and a midnight blue motor housing with a soft hand grip and green accents. The date code and serial number are found on a rating plate on the saw’s motor housing under the main handle. Recalled saws include date codes ranging from 02/13 to 05/13 and serial numbers 40033594 through 40074108.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received no reports of injuries and one report of property damage.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact Festool USA for details on how to get a free repair or replacement product, or how to receive a refund.
Sold at: Hardware stores, woodworking stores and other independent retailers, as well as online retailers such as www.amazon.com from May 2013 to July 2013 for approximately $585.
Importer: Festool USA, of Lebanon, Ind.
Manufacturer: Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG, of Neidlingen, Germany
Manufactured in: Germany
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