Festool Recalls Plunge Cut Circular Saw Due to Laceration Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 30, 2013

Recall number: 13-293

Recall Summary
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.

Sold at

Hardware stores, woodworking stores and other independent retailers, as well as online retailers such as Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more 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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

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