Porter-Cable recalls various fixed base production routers and router bases
- Starting date:
- July 2, 2014
- Posting date:
- July 2, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Electrical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.
Porter-Cable 3¼ HP fixed-base production routers and router bases
This recall involves Porter-Cable Speedmatic 3¼ HP fixed-base production routers and router base, manufactured prior to March 13, 2014 and bearing the a date code prior to 2014.
|5 speed router base||7518|
|Single speed router base||7519|
|Single speed router with extended chuck||7519EC|
|Single speed router using 220V power source||22-7519-60|
The router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format.
The recalled units have uninsulated handles on the base. The lack of electrically insulated grasping surfaces on the router base may not comply with certification mark requirements, and may present a risk of electric shock and personal injury.
Neither Health Canada nor Porter Cable has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.
Approximately 7,817 units were sold in Canada and approximately 101,000 units were sold in the United States at various retailers.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from 1990 through April 2014 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Mexico and other countries.
Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.
What you should do
Consumers with affected products should immediately stop using the recalled routers and router bases, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base.
For more information, consumers may contact Porter-Cable toll-free at 1-888-344-7973 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email, or at Porter Cable's website (click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls then select 2014 for more information).
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
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.