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Ryobi Radial Arm Saws

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SIAR Code: 19757
Category: Hand and Power Tools /Equipment
Notifying Country: United States of America
Source URL: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2006/Ryobi-Radial-Arm-Saws-Recalled-for-Blade-Detachment-Hazard
Publication Date: Jul 13, 2006
Product Origin Country: Japan, United States of America
Manufacturer: Ryobi
Defect Description: Ryobi Radial Arm Saws Recalled for Blade Detachment Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2006 Release #06-212 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 525-2579 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Ryobi Radial Arm Saws Recalled for Blade Detachment Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Ryobi Radial Arm Saws Units: About 145,000 Manufacturer: Ryobi Motor Products Corp. formerly of Anderson, S.C. ("RMP"); Ryobi Electric Tool Manufacturing, Inc. formerly of Chandler, Ariz.; and Ryobi Limited, of Hiroshima, Japan. Hazard: Cracking of the plastic motor housing can cause the blade assembly to fall during operation, posing a risk of laceration to the operator or bystanders. The detachment may occur unexpectedly and without warning. Incidents/Injuries: RMP has received five reports of detached blade assemblies, including four reports of lacerated fingers to the saw operators. Description and Models: The recall involves all RA200 and RA202 radial arm saws. These are bench top models with 8 ¼-inch blades. Each unit has a data plate immediately behind the operator grip for the saw, which says "RYOBI 8 1/4" Radial Arm Saw" and either "RA200" or "RA202." Sold at: Home and hardware stores nationwide from 1986 through 1997 for between $200 and $300, and higher in some instances. Manufactured In: The United States and Japan Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these radial arm saws and contact Ryobi customer service to arrange to return part of the saw for a payment of $75. No repair is available. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ryobi Customer Service at (800) 525-2579 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET any day of the week, or visit the following Web site: www.ryobi.com