Porter-Cable recalls various fixed base production routers and router bases

Starting date:
July 2, 2014
Posting date:
July 2, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Electrical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40297

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.

Affected products

Porter-Cable 3¼ HP fixed-base production routers and router bases

Product description

This recall involves Porter-Cable Speedmatic 3¼ HP fixed-base production routers and router base, manufactured prior to March 13, 2014 and bearing the a date code prior to 2014.

The following routers and bases are included in this recall:
Description Model Number
5 speed router base 7518
Single speed router base 7519
Router base 75361
Single speed router with extended chuck 7519EC
Single speed router using 220V power source 22-7519-60

The router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format.

Hazard identified

The recalled units have uninsulated handles on the base.  The lack of electrically insulated grasping surfaces on the router base may not comply with certification mark requirements, and may present a risk of electric shock and personal injury.

Neither Health Canada nor Porter Cable has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 7,817 units were sold in Canada and approximately 101,000 units were sold in the United States at various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 1990 through April 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico and other countries.

Companies

Manufacturer
Stanley Black & Decker
Reynosa
MEXICO
Importer
Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corp.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers with affected products should immediately stop using the recalled routers and router bases, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base.

For more information, consumers may contact Porter-Cable toll-free at 1-888-344-7973 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email, or at Porter Cable's website (click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls then select 2014 for more information).

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.