Makita Canada Inc. recalls Makita and Dolmar Chainsaws

Starting date:
July 19, 2018
Posting date:
July 19, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67192

Affected products

Makita and Dolmar 64, 73 and 79 cc Gas Powered Chainsaws

Product description

This recall involves Makita and Dolmar brand chainsaws in the 64, 73 and 79 cc classes. These chainsaws were sold with and without chainsaw bars and chains. The motor housing/fuel tank are either red/orange or teal blue in colour.

The model number and date of manufacture are located on the label at the back of the saw near the handle. The table below provides the model number and date of manufacture of the affected chainsaws.

The following products are included in this recall:
Class Brand Model Number Date of Manufacture (DOM)

64cc

Makita

DCS6401-PH

Before June 1, 2018

DCS6421-PH

DCS6421-20

Dolmar

PS6400

73cc

Makita

DCS7301-PH

Before June 1, 2018

DCS7301-20

EA7300PRFE

EA7300P50E

Dolmar

PS7300

PS7310

79cc

Makita

DCS7901-PH

Before June 1, 2018

Dolmar

PS7900

 

PS7910

Hazard identified

The automatic chain brake does not easily engage when the saw kicks back, possibly exposing the user to contact with the chain while it is still moving, posing a laceration hazard.

As of July 4, 2018, the company has received no report of incident or injury in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 2,503 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada from April 2002 to June 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany

Companies

Distributor
Makita Canada Inc.
Whitby
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Dolmar GMBH, Makita Engineering
Hamburg
GERMANY

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected chainsaws, and take the saw to the nearest Makita Canada Factory Service Centre to have the saw examined and repaired free of charge.

For more information, consumers may contact the nearest Makita Factory Service Centre, by email or by visiting the company'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.