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RECALL #31: Porter Cable table saw fire hazard

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 07-25-2019 04:39 PM 974 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Porter Cable Table Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Chang Type
Recall Date: July 24, 2019
Recall Number: 19-172

Recall Summary
Name of product: Porter-Cable 10” Table Saws
Hazard: The motor can overheat, creating a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saws and contact Chang Type for a refund.

Consumer Contact:
Chang Type toll-free at 877-206-7151 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.recallrtr.com/PCSaw for more information.

Pictures available here:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Porter-Cable-Table-Saws-Sold-Exclusively-at-Lowes-Stores-Recalled-Due-to-Fire-Hazard-Made-by-Chang-Type

Recall Details
Units:
About 258,000 (in addition, about 990 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves Porter-Cable brand 10” table saws with model number PCX362010. The saws have a gray body with black accents and the Porter-Cable logo. The model number and serial number are printed on the table saw’s nameplate, located on the back of the saw body near the bottom.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saws and contact Chang Type for a refund.

Incidents/Injuries:
Chang Type has received 61 reports of the table saw motors overheating and causing fires. One consumer reported smoke damage to their home. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Lowe’s Stores nationwide from June 2016 through September 2018 for between $100 and $180.

Manufacturer(s):
Chang Type Industrial Company LTD, of Taichung City, Taiwan

Importer(s):
L G Sourcing, Inc., of Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufactured In:
Taiwan

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#1 posted 07-25-2019 05:27 PM

Thanks for the heads up on this. That could ruin you day if the saw caught on fire with saw dust all around!!

I hope the company sent out recall notices!

Cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 07-25-2019 05:39 PM

Thank you! Have Blessed day.

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#3 posted 07-26-2019 04:01 AM

Jim,

I, too, hope that companies send out recall notices, but one of the reasons I post these recalls is that not all of us (me included) return the registration/warranty cards that come with our tools which means we don’t get notified of recalls. (I don’t like getting all the junk mail, etc. that is generated from registering products, but I do keep my receipts which means they have to honor my purchase.) With getting recall notifications from cpsc.gov, I figure I’m pretty much covered in the event of a recall. I hope posting them here might be helpful to others who may not register their tools or get notification from cpsc.

L/W

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