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More than 45,000 Craftsman portable table saws, sold exclusively at Sears stores, have been recalled following consumer complaints that suggest the table saw stand may collapse unexpectedly while in use, which has resulted in reports of laceration injuries and at least one finger amputation.
The Craftsman table saw recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 7, following at least 11 consumer reports that the saw’s portable stand collapsed. This not only poses a laceration and injury hazard for users, but also may create a risk for bystanders.
According to the CPSC, nine of the 11 reports of the saw’s table collapsing have resulted in injuries to users, including injuries to fingers and hands, broken bones, lacerations, a shoulder strain, and one injury resulting in a partial finger amputation.
The recalled Craftsman table saws contain a 10-inch blade and are marketed as portable, with model number 137.415030. The table saw blade is mounted atop of a black metal foldable stand that has “15 AMP 10-inch table saw” and “Sears Brands Mgt. Corp.” along with the model number and serial numbers printed on a silver label.
The portable table saws were manufactured in China by Rexon Industrial Corporation, Ltd, of Taiwan. They were distributed by Sears Holding Corporation of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, to Sears stores nationwide from April 2014 through October 2016. The saws were sold in stores and also online at www.sears.com for about $200.
The CPSC recommends that consumers with recalled Craftsman table saws stop using them immediately and contact Rexon at 866-934-6360 for a free replacement stand. Customers with additional questions may also visit www.sears.com and navigate to the “Product Recalls” tab for further information.