Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif., has recalled about 450 circular saws. The lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer. This recall involves the Makita 5057KB 7-1/4” circular saw with dust collector. The model number and serial number are located on the black nameplate under the name “Makita.” The saw’s housing is a blue-green color and “Makita” is printed on the dust cover. The serial number ranges included in this recall are: 12638-12737, 12978-13027, 13208-13257, 133322-13351,13376-134505, 13578-13627, 13568-13707 and 13900-13979.
The saws were sold at Tools Plus and other industrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including www.Amazon.com from March 2016 through September 2016 for about $400. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair. Contact Makita U.S.A. at 800-462-5482 from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.makitatools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice/Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information. Photos available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Makita-Recalls-Circular-Saws
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