NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 15, 2007Release #07-275 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 761-5572CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Skil(r) Circular Saws Due to LacerationHazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, incooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntaryrecall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop usingrecalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Skil(r) brand Circular SawsUnits: About 811,000Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill. Hazard: The trigger switch on the circular saw can be locked on or theswitch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This cancause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the sawstaying on after the user released the trigger. No injuries have beenreported.Description: The recall involves Skil(r) brand circular saws with modelnumbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code areprinted on the nameplate located on the front of the saw. The recallincludes the following date codes:28101 - 2923138101 - 3923148101 - 4923158101 - 5923168101 - 69231No other models or date codes are included in this recall.Sold at: Home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide fromJanuary 2002 through December 2006 for between $70 and $80.Manufactured in: United StatesRemedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws andcontact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free repair. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Robert BoschTool Corp. toll-free at (866) 761-5572 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CTMonday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.skil.comTo see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of therecalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07275.html
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