Health Canada has issued a recall for DeWalt 12-inch sliding compound miter saws due to a laceration hazard, which has already injured one person in Canada and eight in the United States
According to the recall notice issued on Thursday, the company has received a total of 571 reports of rear guard assembly failure and saw blade exposure, posing a laceration hazard.
DeWalt reported that 118,583 of the affected units were sold in Canada and 1,364,340 in the United States.
Anyone who purchased the affected products between April 2019 and May 2022 is advised to stop using them immediately. Affected products include those with model numbers:
The saws are yellow and black and their model numbers can be found on the nameplate.
According to Health Canada, the recall excludes units with green dots on the carton near the product code, those with a green dot on the nameplate, as well as products with a black dot on the arm near the back- keep.
Health Canada says customers should stop using the recalled product immediately and can request a free repair kit from Stanley Black and Decker Canada or go directly to a DeWalt service center for a free repair.