RECALL #27: Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems

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Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard:
Recall Date: December 11, 2018
Recall Number: 19-045

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Quick change jaw chuck systems

The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jaw chuck systems and contact Penn State Industries to receive a full refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact:
Penn State Industries at 800-377-7297 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Pictures available here:

Recall Details
About 1,000

This recall involves Penn State Industries CSCBARR5 quick change jaw chuck systems used with woodworking lathes. The recalled jaw chuck systems are made of steel, are silver in color and measure about 3.875 inches in diameter. “PSI Woodworking Products” and product number “CSCBARR5” are printed on the side of the chuck.

Penn State Industries has received seven reports of the jaw loosening or ejecting from the chuck. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Blackwater River Tools, Klingspor Woodworking, L&R Collectables, Long Island Woodworking Supply, Penn State Industries, Sumner Woodworking Store, The Woodwork Shop, Woodturningz , Woodworkers Emporium and other stores nationwide and online at and other websites from March 2017 through August 2018 for between $180 and $250.

Industrial Supply Ltd., of China

Penn State Industries, of Philadelphia, Pa.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-13-2018 01:40 AM

i saw that jaw system often wondered about the strength of that attachment method over good old screws!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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