Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

 Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock
                                    Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop
using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency
created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public
from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types
of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous
product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772,
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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Fixed-base routers and router bases

Hazard: The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock
hazard.

Remedy: Consumers 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.

Consumer Contact: Porter-Cable toll-free at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email support.portercable@sbdinc.com , or
online at www.portercable.com, click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls, then
select 2014 for more information.

Photos are available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Porter-Cable-Fixed-Base-Production-Routers-Recalled.

Recall Details

Units: About 100,000 in the United States and about 7,800 in Canada

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Major industrial equipment suppliers and woodworker suppliers
nationwide from 1990 to April 2014 for about $85 to $690 depending on the
model.

Manufacturer/Importer/Distributor: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba
Porter-Cable, Towson, Md.

Manufactured in: Mexico.

Note:Health Canada's press release is available
athttp://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40297r-eng.php.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the
public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting
consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -
such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals –
contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with
consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a
publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall
ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
 
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