CPSC Announces Recall of 15,500 Toe-Kick Saws that Pose Laceration Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Crain Cutter Co. Inc., of Milpitas, California, have announced the voluntary recall of approximately 15,500 Toe-Kick Saws manufactured in the United States. Consumers should stop using the recalled saws immediately.

The plastic handle on the saw can break, causing the user to lose control of the saw which could kick back and present a laceration hazard if the blade is in motion.

Crain Cutter received reports of 25 incidents of the handle’s breaking and one report of a laceration in which a user’s leg and torso were cut.

The saws are used for the removal of floors or cutting flooring in the toe kick area under cabinets.

Only Model 795 which has a blue handle and motor housing is included in this recall. “Model 795” and “Crain Toe-Kick Saw” are printed on a label on the blue motor housing.

The saws were sold at specialty wholesale floor covering accessory distributors nationwide from October 2002 through February 2006 for about $250.

Consumers should immediately stop using the saws and contact any Crain distributor for a free repair, or contact Crain Cutter Co. Inc. for a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Crain Cutter Co. Inc. at (800) 538-7810 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.craintools.com.

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