Over 1 million saws recalled for projectile laceration and injury concerns

A company that manufactures power tools is recalling about 1,364,000 of its miter saws in the United States and Canada due to injury and laceration hazards.

The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on its website that the recall for the DeWALT 12-inch sliding compound miter saws was issued on Thursday. The recall also includes around 118,600 saws that were sold in Canada.

DeWALT has received 571 reports of the rear safety guard assembly or components breaking or separating, according to the CPSC. In addition, nine people reported laceration injuries.

A company that manufactures power tools is recalling about 1,364,000 Miter saws in the United States and Canada due to injury and laceration hazards.
U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission

“The miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders and a laceration hazard to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade,” the CPSC said in its recall announcement.

The product models recalled include DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790. Only saws with date codes 2019 04 through 2022 04 are affected. Those who bought any of those products were advised to immediately stop using them and contact the company for details on how to receive a free repair kit. Customers can also take their saws to a DeWALT service center for free repairs.

The saws were sold on Amazon, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and other hardware stores and websites from April 2019 through May 2022 for between $600 and $820, according to the CSPC.

Newsweek reached out to DeWALT’s press office for additional information and comment.

Other Product Recalls

In a separate recall last month, the national variety store chain Family Dollar recalled hundreds of products due to concerns over storage temperatures. The products recalled included deodorants, toothpaste, sunscreen, and mouthwash. The 11-page list of all recalled products can be found here. The recall came at a time when sweltering U.S. heat prompted warnings and cancellations across the country.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the recalled products were stored and “inadvertently” shipped to some stores between May 1 and June 10. The FDA said at the time that the recall was due to the products being stored “outside of labeled temperature requirements,” but confirmed in the statement that no customer complaints or reports of illness were received in relevance to the recall.

In April, over 700,000 air fryers in the U.S. and Canada were recalled after several reports of the device melting or catching fire and at least one child was injured. The recall included 772,000 Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens sold at Best Buy. Customers reported that their air fryer or air fryer ovens had caught fire, burned or melted. Additionally, seven cases of minor property damage and two injuries were reported.

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