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DEWALT DC305 Reciprocating Saws

Description: DEWALT Recalls Cordless Reciprocating Saws for Fire Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2006 Release #07-068 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 751-9562 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 DEWALT Recalls Cordless Reciprocating Saws for Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: DEWALT DC305 Model Reciprocating Saws Units: About 44,000 Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md. Hazard: The switch on these saws can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: DEWALT has received four reports of short circuits in the switch of these saws. One of these incidents was a report of a fire resulting in extensive damage, though the cause of this fire has not been confirmed. Another fire reportedly resulted in minor damage, and the other two incidents resulted in melting damage to the units. No injuries were reported. Description: This recall involves cordless DEWALT DC305 model reciprocating saws with date codes 200601-49 through 200640-49. They are yellow and black and about 18 inches long. The model number is located on the name plate on the side of the housing and the date code is located under the handle where the battery is inserted. Sold at: Major home centers and hardware stores nationwide from May 2006 through November 2006 for between $380 and $800. Manufactured in: Mexico Remedy: Consumers should stop using the saws immediately and contact DEWALT for a free repair. Customer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact DEWALT toll-free at (866) 751-9562 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at [Source]

DEWALT DC305 Reciprocating Saws Recall Information

Country of OriginMexico
Recall Date12/21/2006
Recall ID3516
Recall Number07068
Product TypeReciprocating Saws
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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