January 24, 2006

Porter-Cable Announces Recall to Repair Routers

Name of Product: Porter-Cable 890 Series Routers

Units: About 70,000

Manufacturer: Porter-Cable, of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The motor coil insulation can be worn away by vibration from the motor, which could pose a shock hazard.

Description: The recalled Porter-Cable routers are tools used in conjunction with various bits to cut and shape wood. The model and serial numbers are printed on the nameplate on the top of the router. Routers marked with a “T” above “PORTER+CABLE” on the nameplate are not included in this recall.

Model Number Porter-Cable Product Name Serial Number
891 2 ¼ Peak HP Gripvac™ Router 10001 through 24647
892 2 ¼ Peak HP Router Kit 10001 through 68442
893PK 2 ¼ Peak HP Multibase Router Kit 10001 through 68442
894PK 2 ¼ Peak HP Multibase Router Kit with Gripvac™ Attachment 10001 through 24647
895PK 2 ¼ Peak MP Multibase Router Kit with Router Table Height Adjuster 10001 through 68442
8902 2 ¼ Peak HP Variable-Speed Motor 10001 through 68442

Sold at: Major home improvement stores and hardware stores nationwide from September 2003 through December 2005 for between $180 and $269.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled routers immediately and contact Porter-Cable for a free inspection, and repair if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Porter-Cable toll-free at (800) 949-6348 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.porter-cable.com/index.asp?e=5979