Porter-Cable Table Saws recalled due to fire hazard

Starting date:
July 24, 2019
Posting date:
July 24, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
Healthcare Professionals
Identification number:
RA-70385

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Porter-Cable Table Saws
  • Issue: The motor of the saw can overheat, creating a fire hazard.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled Porter-Cable Table Saw and contact Chang Type Industrial Ltd. for a refund.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Chang Type Industrial Company Ltd.

Affected products

Porter-Cable 10" Table Saws

Product description

This recall involves Porter-Cable brand 10" table saws with model number PCX362010. The saws have a gray body with black accents and the Porter-Cable logo. The model number and serial number are printed on the table saw's nameplate, located on the back of the saw body near the bottom.

Hazard identified

The motor of the saw can overheat, creating a fire hazard.

As of July 8, 2019, the company has received no reports of overheating in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 61 reports of the table saw motors overheating and causing fire. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 989 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 258,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2017 to September 2018 at Lowe's Home Improvement stores and RONA.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan

Companies

Manufacturer
Chang Type Industrial Company Ltd.
Taichung City
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saws and contact Chang Type Industrial Company Ltd. for a partial refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Chang Type Industrial Company Ltd. toll-free at 1-877-206-7151 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website 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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.