Power tools company DeWALT has announced the recall of its 12-inch sliding compound miter saws, a move that affects more than 1.3 million products.
The saws have a rear safety guard which can break or become detached, posing a risk of injuries from flying pieces or from contact with the saw blade.
Saws included in the recall were sold between April 2019 and May 2022 at Lowe’s, Home Depot, other hardware stores, and on Amazon.com; the saws retailed for between $600 and $820. Models named in the recall are DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790, though saws with a black dot on the arm or a green dot on the name plate are not included.
Customers with one of the defective miter saw models should immediately stop use and contact DeWALT to receive a repair kit or learn where to find a DeWALT service center.
At the time of the recall, the company had received 571 reports of the rear safety guard or component pieces malfunctioning or breaking off, leading to nine laceration injuries.
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