CSA International and Robert Bosch Tool Corp. announce a voluntary recall of Skil(R) circular saws due to laceration hazard



    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International, Robert
Bosch Tool Corp. of Mount Prospect, Illinois announces the voluntary recall in
Canada of approximately 40,000 Skil(R) brand circular saws. The trigger switch
on the circular saws can become locked in the "on" position or the switch can
be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This can cause unexpected
operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.
    Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has received five reports of the saw staying on
after the user released the trigger. No injuries have been reported.
    This recall involves Skil(R) brand circular saws with model numbers 5650,
5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code are printed on the name
plate located on the front of the saw. The recall includes the following date
codes:

    28101 - 29231
    38101 - 39231
    48101 - 49231
    58101 - 59231
    68101 - 69231

    No other models or date codes are included in this recall.
    Home centres and independent hardware retailers sold the saws nationwide
from January 2002 through December 2006.
    Consumers who have affected saws should immediately stop using the
recalled saws and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp.for instructions on obtaining
a free repair. For additional information, call toll-free at (866) 761-5572
between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. central-standard time Monday through Friday, or
visit www.skil.com.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA's marks
appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of
CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes;
OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services; and QMI, a leading North
American management systems registrar. CSA International can be found online
at www.csa-international.org





For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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