About 55,260 Irwin 10-inch circular saw blades sold exclusively at Lowe’s have been recalled after reports suggest that they may fall out of the packaging and cut consumers.
The Lowe’s saw blade recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 19, after the manufacturer, Irwin Industrial Tool Company, of Huntersville, North Carolina, received at least three reports of the blades falling out of the bottom of the plastic packaging.
The CPSC has determined that the blades pose a laceration hazard, although there have been no injuries reported in connection with the recalled saw blades.
The recall affects the Irwin Classic Series 10-inch Circular Saw Blade Limited Promotion 3-packs. They are sold in packs including a 10-inch trim and finish saw blade with 60 teeth and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth. The saw blades are encased in blue and yellow packaging with the words “Irwin” and “Classic Series” in the top front left corner and “3 Circular Saw Blades” on the lower front left corner. The blades have a model number of ICSLD3PK, which is located on the front top right corner.
The recalled circular saw blades were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide for $40 from October 2011 through November 2011.
The CPSC recommends that any consumers who have the recalled blades should immediately contact the firm to receive a free storage container. Any saw blades still in the package should remain undisturbed and stored in a safe and secure location until the new container arrives. They should then be transferred to the new storage container. Consumers with additional questions can contact Irwin at (800) 464-7946 or visit the company’s website at www.irwinrecall.com.