- Bosch cooperates with Canadian and U.S. regulatory authorities for voluntary recall of SKILSAW® Model 3316 Compound Miter Saw due to laceration hazard
- Canadian recall announced July 5 and U.S. recall set for July 10
- No injuries or damages reported to date
- Consumers being provided a replacement kit to address condition
MT. PROSPECT, Ill, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Robert Bosch Tool Corporation announced today that the company, in cooperation with the Canadian Electrical Safety Authority, is issuing a recall in Canada of 618 SKIL® Brand Miter Saws Model 3316-01 and 3316-02 manufactured with date codes 111, 112, 201, 202, 203 and 204. The recall is being issued because the lower guard hub can break, allowing the lower guard to contact the blade during use. No injuries or damages have been reported to date. A recall of the same models will take place in the U.S., with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission expected to announce the action on July 10.
Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for a lower guard replacement kit. Consumers are asked to contact Bosch at 1-888-727-6109, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the company website at www.skiltools.com.
The saws, which were manufactured in China and carry an Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) certification, were distributed from January to April 2012, and sold at various retailers, including Canadian Tire, The Home Depot and Rona in Canada and Lowe's Home Centers and OC Tanner in the U.S. Some of the subject miter saws were bundled with a SKIL® Model 3310 table saw and the table saw is not affected by this recall.
"Bosch has removed this model saw from retailers' shelves, the situation has been resolved, and the saws that have been subsequently produced have the new guard in place," said Terry Horan, president, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. "Bosch has built a reputation for manufacturing high-quality products. We value the loyalty our power tool customers hold for our brands. We regret the inconvenience this situation causes and we are making every effort to ensure continued product quality and safety."
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 23,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation:
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century's worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees world wide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment.
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