Ridgid Table Saws Recalled for Laceration Hazard

One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, South Carolina, just recalled about 3,000 Ridgid 10-Inch Table Saws, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Ridgid Table Saws were sold exclusively at Home Depot and have been recalled due to a <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">laceration hazard because the table saw’s arbor shaft can fail when used with a stacked blade set—commonly known as a “stacked dado set”—which is used to cut grooves. The stacked blade set can be ejected from the saw, which poses a potential laceration hazard to consumers. To date, One World Technologies has received three reports of shafts failing when used with a stacked dado set. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Ridgid 10-inch Table Saws with model R4511. The recalled saws have manufacturing date codes between CD0829 and CD0837. The model number and manufacturing date code are located on a metal plate on the rear of the cabinet. Products with an “Arbor Inspected” sticker directly above the plate or an orange square on the outside of the package are not included in this recall.

The recalled Ridgid 10-inch Table Saws were sold for about $600 exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Ridgid 10-inch Table Saw and contact One World Technologies to schedule a free on-site repair. One World Technologies can be reached toll-free at 1-866-539-1710 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s site at www.ridgid.com

We have long been writing about the myriad problems associated with imports entering the United States from China. In recent years, imports from China have been at the center of safety worries in the United States and other countries and have impacted everything from medications, to children’s toys, to consumer products, such as this recall involving recalled table saws, which were manufactured in China.

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