RECALL #20: Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 09-10-2015 04:54 AM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Recall Date: September 9, 2015
Recall Number: 15-237

Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Metal Cutter Saw Kit and Metal Cutter Combo Kit

Hazard: The lower blade guard can get stuck in the fully retracted position and not automatically release to cover the blade. The exposed blade poses a laceration hazard and risk of injury.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact Panasonic to receive a return prepaid shipping label. Panasonic will replace the safety guard and return the saws to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: Panasonic Corporation of North America at 800-743-2335 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday or online at and click on Product Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 165

Description: This recall involves the EY3530NQMKW 15.6V Cordless Metal Cutter Kit and the EYC136NQK 15.6V Cordless Metal Cutter Combo Kit. The model EY3530 metal cutter saw is a circular metal cutting saw in black with yellow accents. “Panasonic” is printed in white letters on the upper wrap around blade guard. “15.6 V” and “Metal Cutter Saw” are printed in black letters with yellow highlights on the blade guard. The recalled metal cutters are about 13 inches long and 6.7 pounds. The model EY136 combo kit includes the EY3530 circular metal cutting saw and also includes a drill and other accessories. The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the lower support, between the battery and the blade. The first number in the date code is the year, the second and the third are the month and the last four digits are the production number.
3120001 through 3120030
4010001 through 4010030
4030001 through 4030030
4080001 through 4080060
5010001 through 5010060

Date Codes

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Industrial distributors nationwide from April 2014 through June 2015 for about $400 for the saw kit and $500 for the combo kit.

Importer: Panasonic Corporation of North America, of Newark, N.J.

Manufactured in: China and Japan

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 11:55 AM

OOOOOOOOOO that a bad deal! I had a Skil saw with a bent guard that did that …just once. God fixed immediately!! It is real bad when you get a new one that does that!!

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