April 13, 2006

Toe-Kick Saws Recalled Due to Broken Handles

Name of Product: Toe-Kick Saws

Units: About 15,500

Manufacturer: Crain Cutter Co. Inc., of Milpitas, Calif.

Hazard: The saw’s plastic handle can break, causing the user to lose control of the saw which could kick back and present a laceration hazard if the blade is in motion.

Description: The saws are used for the removal of floors or cutting flooring in the toe kick area under cabinets. Only Model 795 which has a blue handle and motor housing is included in this recall. “Model 795” and “Crain Toe-Kick Saw” are printed on a label on the blue motor housing.

Sold at: Specialty wholesale floor covering accessory distributors nationwide from October 2002 through February 2006 for about $250.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the saws and contact any Crain distributor for a free repair, or contact Crain Cutter Co. Inc. for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crain Cutter Co. Inc. at (800) 538-7810 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.craintools.com/fs-795recall.html