Safety Alert: Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today a public safety notice
the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using the
products immediately and contact the firm for free caution labels and
instruction manual insert.
Name of Product: Porter-Cable Cordless Brad Nailer
Units: About 25,000
Manufacturer: Porter-Cable, of Jackson, Tenn.
Hazard: The nailer can eject a nail while the switch is in the
position if the trigger is pulled and it is placed on a surface. This
can pose a serious injury to consumers or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Porter-Cable has received two reports of
including puncture wounds to the leg and back requiring surgical
of the nail.
Description and Models: The nailer is used to drive nails into wood.
Model number BN200V12 is located on the name plate on the magazine of
the unit. "Porter+Cable" is printed on the nailer's motor
Sold at: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from
2001 through December 2005 for between $230 and $280.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the nailer immediately and
Porter-Cable to receive free caution labels and an instruction manual
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Porter-Cable toll-free
(800) 940-3126 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.Porter-cable.com