DeWALT Recalls 1.4 Million Miter Saws After Several Injury Reports

Dewalt mite saw recall

DeWALT has announced that it is recalling about 1.4 million 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saws after reports of at least nine laceration injuries related to defective products.

According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website (CPSC), the power tool features a rear safety guard that could potentially break or detach.

When that happens, users and bystanders may be exposed to projectiles. They also risk coming into contact with the power tool’s saw blade, which could prove extremely dangerous.

Complaints and Injury Reports

DeWALT sold nearly 1.4 million of these saws in the United States and about 118,600 units in Canada. So far, the company has received 571 reports of the rear safety guard assembly or components breaking or detaching, including nine reports of laceration injuries.

In the U.S., the power tool models were sold at stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot and online on Amazon.com and other websites from April 2019 through May 2022 for between $600 and $820.

This recall involves models DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790 Miter Saws. The model numbers can be found on the saw’s nameplate. However, only models with date codes 2019 04 through 2022 04 suffer from this defect.

Consumers are urged to stop using these recalled saws immediately and contact DeWALT to get details on how to receive a free repair kit or take their saw to a DeWALT service center for a free repair.

The date codes are on the black plastic motor end cup. Anyone with questions is urged to contact DeWALT at 800-990-6421 or visit dewalt.com.

Product Liability Issues

Defective saws or saws that have been defectively designed can cause injuries ranging from minor lacerations to finger or limb amputations.

Saws must also have built-in guards that can help prevent such injuries from occurring. If a defective power saw or a saw with a faulty design has injured you, you might be able to seek compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.

Manufacturers of these tools have the responsibility to make products that are safe for consumers.

Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, cost of surgery, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Several parties could be liable in these cases, including the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, and others. An experienced product defect lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Source: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/DeWALT-Recalls-Nearly-1-4-Million-Miter-Saws-Due-to-Injury-and-Laceration-Hazards

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