|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|January 18, 1985|
|Release # 85-004|
(Washington, D.C.) -- The Singer Company, Stamford, Connecticut and Ranco Electric, Irving, Texas, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, today announced the recall of any Sears Craftsman Commercial Auto Scroller Saws, Model No. 315.26750 and Craftsman Multi-Speed Scroller Saws, Model No. 315.26710 which have previously been repaired with this replacement circuit board. Saws which have been repaired with this replacement circuit board could pose an electrical shock hazard.
Only saws of these two model numbers repaired since October, 1980 through June, 1984, are subject to recall. The model number for the saws may be found on the saw motor plate. These saws were sold through Sears stores and catalogs between 1968 and 1972 for an estimated $60.00 each. However, the only saws affected are approximately 1,600 which were repaired with the Ranco circuit board between October, 1980 and June, 1984. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with the use of the saws repaired with the replacement circuit boards.
Consumers should immediately stop using these saws and return them to the Customer Service Counter of their nearest Sears store. The circuit boards will be replaced at no charge.
Anyone wishing additional information may call toll-free 800-845-4781 (or 800-922-7780 in South Carolina).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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