NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 761-5572
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Skil(r) Circular Saws Due to
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.
Name of Product: Skil(r) brand Circular Saws
Units: About 811,000
Manufacturer: Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill.
Hazard: The trigger switch on the circular saw can be locked on or the
switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This
cause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the saw
staying on after the user released the trigger. No injuries have been
Description: The recall involves Skil(r) brand circular saws with
numbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code are
printed on the nameplate 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.
Sold at: Home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide
January 2002 through December 2006 for between $70 and $80.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and
contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Robert Bosch
Tool Corp. toll-free at (866) 761-5572 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.skil.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to: