Consumer product recall

DEWALT 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saws recalled due to Laceration Hazard

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Summary

Product
DEWALT 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saws
Issue
Consumer products - Laceration hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled miter saw and contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada for a repair kit or to obtain a free repair at a DEWALT Service Center.

Affected products

This recall involves 12-inch sliding compound miter saws imprinted with the DEWALT logo. The saws are yellow with black accents, and have a model number located on the saw’s nameplate.  Excluded from the recall are units with green dots on the carton near the UPC code, units with a green dot on the nameplate, or saws with a black dot on the arm adjacent to the rear guard. 

The remaining affected saws can be identified by the following models with specific date codes:

Model Number

Affected Date Codes

Product Location for Date Code

DWS779

2019 04 through 2022 04

On the black plastic motor end cap adjacent to the name plate

DWS780, DWS780LST, DWS780RST, DWS780WS

2019 04 through 2022 04

On the black plastic motor end cap adjacent to the name plate

DHS790AB, DHS790AT2

2019 04 through 2022 04

On the outside of the plastic yellow housing adjacent to the batteries

Issue

The rear guard assembly can break or detach, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

As of June 13, 2022, the company has received one report of a laceration injury in Canada. In the United States, the company has received reports of 8 laceration injuries. The company has received a total of 571 incident reports of the rear guard assembly breaking or detaching.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corporation for a replacement rear guard assembly kit or go to a DEWALT Service Center for a free repair.

For more information, consumers can contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada by telephone at 1-800-990-6421 or online at https://www.dewalt.ca/miter-saw-recall.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (add CPSC’s web link) (US CPSC) and Stanley Black & Decker Canada.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 118,583 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 1,364,340 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from April 2019 to May 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Taiwan and Mexico

Details
Original published date: 2022-08-04
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Tools and accessories
Companies

Importer

Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corporation

Mississauga

Ontario

CANADA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64409