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Porter Cable Recalls 100,000 Production Routers in U.S.comments (2) July 22nd, 2014 in blogs
Porter-Cable has announced a recall of four different 3-1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-base production routers and one model of production router base. The base was sold both as part of router packages, and separately, but poses the same risk of shock either way.
The reported reason for the recall is that the metal side handles on the base of recalled routers don't have insulated gripping surfaces, which presents a possible electric shock hazard, but no injuries have been reported in conjunction with this recall.
These routers and bases were sold from 1990 to April 2014- Approximately 100,00 in the U.S., and over 7,000 in Canada. The router models being recalled are listed below:
|7519EC||1-speed/has an extended chuck|
1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source
Check your router model number and date code, and if it is one of the affected models, Porter-Cable recommends to stop using it and unplug it, and contact them for a free replacement router base with insulation on the handles.
To reach Porter-Cable, call toll-free at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email them at email@example.com , also Porter-Cable provides information about the recall at this site: Porter-Cable Router Recall. You can also find more information by visiting www.portercable.com, click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls, and select 2014.
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