OWT and Sears Roebuck Have Recalled Electric RoutersMar 27, 2003 | www.safetyalerts.com
OWT Industries, Inc., of Pickens, S.C. and Sears Roebuck and Co. (Sears), of Hoffman Estates, Ill., have recalled about 5,200 electric routers used in woodworking. The on-off switch on the routers could stick in the "on" position, posing a risk of serious lacerations to the operator and bystanders.
Sears has not received any reports of injuries or incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
This recall involves CraftsmanÂ® routers, model number 315.17510 with date codes of A3025 or lower. The model numbers and date codes are printed on a black data label located on the electric motor's housing. The routers have an aluminum base with black handles and a black motor. All affected routers were packaged with a cloth carry bag under the stock number 17518. Routers sold without the bag are not involved in the recall.
Sears sold these routers nationwide from November 2002 through January 2003 for about $60.