January 25, 2001

Black and Decker Inc. Announces Recall to Repair 12-inch Miter Saws

 

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 6,400 Industry & ConstructionTM brand 12- inch miter saws (Models 3660 TY1, 3680 TY1), which make angled cuts. Bolts on the saws can loosen and the blade could detach, posing a risk of lacerations to consumers. Black & Decker has received seven reports of consumers with lacerations when the blades on these saws detached.

The recall involves only 12-inch Black & Decker Industry & Construction miter saws with model numbers 3660 TY1 and 3680 TY1. The model numbers are located on the nameplate on the top of the saw's housing. The saws have a charcoal gray housing. The recalled miter saws have date codes from 9201 through 9340. The date code is stamped into the end cap or back of the saws. Home centers and hardware stores sold these miter saws nationwide from January 1992 through December 1993 for between $330 and $410.

Consumers should stop using these saws immediately, and call Black & Decker to receive a free replacement bolt to repair the saw. For more information or to order the repair kit, call Black & Decker toll-free at (888) 771-4540 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.