November 29, 2005

Porter-Cable Announces Recall to Repair Circular Saws

Name of Product: Porter-Cable® 7¼-inch MAG-Saw™ Circular Saws

Units: About 196,000 units

Manufacturer: Porter-Cable, of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The lower guard on these saws could stick in the open position, posing a risk of severe lacerations to consumers.

Description: The recall involves Porter-Cable® 7¼-inch MAG-Saw™ Circular Saws with model numbers 324MAG (serial numbers 10001through 108962), 325MAG (serial numbers 10001through 014712), 423MAG (serial numbers 10001through 100371), and 424MAG (serial numbers 10001through 012690). The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the top of the saws. Units marked with a “T” at the location shown below have been inspected and are not affected by this recall. “Porter-Cable®” is written on the side of these saws.

Sold at: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from March 2004 through November 2005 for between $130 and $160, depending on the model.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the circular saws immediately and contact Porter-Cable for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free inspection and repair, if necessary.

Consumer Contact: Call Porter-Cable toll-free at (800)949-7930 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Porter-Cable Web site at