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Tool Company Recalling Circular Saws

Mar 27, 2003 | AP

A tool company is recalling about 14,300 circular saws because the lower blade can stick in the open position, exposing the blade and posing a risk of laceration.

Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., of Norcross, Ga., has received two reports from consumers of lower guards sticking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The recall involves 7 1/4 inch circular saws with model numbers C7SB2 or C7BD2 and serial numbers that begin with C62, C72, C82, C92, C02 or CN2. The saw's housing is green and the name Hitachi is written on the metal blade guard.

Home centers, hardware stores and industrial suppliers nationwide sold the circular saws from August 2002 to March 2003 for between $90 and $100.

Hitachi circular saws with a circle stamped on the UPC label on the box are not included in the recall. Saws with a light gray plastic stop between the upper and lower blade guards where they overlap also are not included in the recall.

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