|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 464-7946
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Irwin Recalls 10-Inch Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack Due to Laceration Hazard Posed by Defective Packaging
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack
Units: About 55,260
Manufacturer: Irwin Industrial Tool Company, Huntersville, N.C.
Hazard: The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries were reported.
Description: This recall involves Irwin Classic Series 10-inch Circular Saw Blade Limited Promotion 3-Packs. The blister packs contain one 10-inch trim and finish saw blade with 60 teeth (60T) and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth (40T). The blades are stacked offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has the words "Irwin" and "Classic Series" on the front top left corner and "3 Circular Saw Blades" on the front lower left corner. Model number "ICSLD3PK" is located on the front top right corner.
Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact the firm to receive a free storage container for the saw blades. Consumers should not disturb any saw blades that remain in the packaging but should store the saw blades in the packaging in a safe and secure location until the container arrives, then immediately transfer the saw blades to the container and discard the original packaging.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Irwin at (800) 464-7946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.irwinrecall.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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