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Fixed-base routers and router bases

Description: 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. The following router models are being recalled: Model Number Speed/Feature 7518 5-speed 7519 1-speed 7519EC 1-speed/has an extended chuck 22-7519-60 1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source The router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format. The router base is model number 75361 and is also sold separately. The model number is located on the side of the base opposite the Porter-Cable label. [Learn More]

About 100,000 in the United States and about 7,800 in Canada units were affected by this recall.

Fixed-base routers and router bases
Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Router. Porter Cable Fixed-Base Production Router Base

Fixed-base routers and router bases Recall Information

Country of OriginMexico
Recall Date07/02/2014
Recall ID1719
Recall Number14221
Product TypeOther Portable or Stationary Power Tools
HazardThe router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.
InjuriesNone reported
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled routers and router bases, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base with insulation on the handles.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactPorter-Cable toll-free at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] , or online at, click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls, then select 2014 for more information.
Last Updated01/09/2015
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