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Roto Zip Tool Rebel handheld saws

Description: Originally issued February 26, 2002, Revised July 22, 2003 Release # 02-109 Company Phone Number: (877) 768-6947 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058 Note: telephone number change. CPSC, Roto Zip Tool Corporation Announce Recall of Handheld Saws WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Roto Zip Tool Corporation, of Cross Plains, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 1.9 million handheld saws. The handles on these saws can separate from the body, causing the operator to be cut. CPSC and Roto Zip Tool Corp. have received 360 reports of loose or separating handles on the saws. As a result, there have been 19 reports of injuries to consumers, including some cuts requiring stitches.The recall includes Revolution®, Rebel™ and Solaris™ model Spiral SawTM power tools. The brand name and "ROTOZIP SPIRAL SAW" are written on the side of the tools. The saws are mostly black or red. The recalled saws include the serial numbers listed below: Saw Model Serial Number Range Revolution® 01 through 1,145,000 Rebel™ 01 through 415,000 Solaris™ 01 through 270,000 Home, hardware and department stores, and infomercials sold these saws nationwide from December 1999 through January 2002 for between $50 and $190.Consumers should remove the handle from their recalled saw if there is a loose fit between the tool handle and the tool body, and contact Roto Zip Tool Corp. to receive a free replacement handle. For more information, contact the Roto Zip Tool Corp. toll-free at (877) 768-6947 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT any day of the week, or visit the firm's web site at www.rotozip.com (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site). Revolution® Rebel™ Solaris [Source]

Roto Zip Tool Rebel handheld saws Recall Information

Recall Date02/28/2002
Recall ID2101
Recall Number02109
Product TypeSpiral Saws
HazardLaceration
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