Bosch SkilSaw recalled due to potential injury risk

by Jim Orr

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. have issued a recall notice for the company’s SkilSaw 10-inch compound miter saw. The saws were sold nationwide at Lowe’s Home Centers, and at OC Tanner stores between January and April 2012.

According to a press release, the SkilSaw recall was issued because the lower guard on the miter saws can break during use. If this occurs, the guard can come into contact with the saw’s blade, posing a risk of injury to users. So far, no reports of injury have been received by federal regulators.

The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using the SkilSaw due to the potential risk for injury posed by the product. Consumers who own one of the recalled saws should contact the Robert Bosch Tool Corp. in order to receive a free replacement kit for the lower guard of the saw.

The recalled saws are labeled with model number 3316 and date codes 111, 112, 201, 202, 203, or 204. These code numbers can be found by looking on the lower right side of the SkilSaw name plate, which is located on the motor housing of the product

If you or a loved one were injured by a Bosch SkilSaw miter saw, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson for a free evaluation. You can reach us by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-877-446-9001, or by filling out our free case evaluation form.