The Robert Bosch Tool Cooperation announced a voluntary recall of the Skilsaw 10-inch compound miter saw due to a defective safety guard. The lower guard can break and come in contact with the blade, posing a risk of laceration to the user. The product was sold at Lowes Home Centers and OC Tanner Cooperation from January 2012 to April 2012. More than 22,000 of the saws were purchased. The model number of the recalled miter saw is 3316, and has date codes of 111, 112, 201, 203, and 204.
Full text of the recall announcement is available on the CPSC website. Consumers should stop using the saw immediately and contact Bosch Tool Cooperation to request a guard replacement kit. Call toll free (888) 727-6109, between 7 a.m and 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.skiltools.com.