Portable Table-Saws Recalled by Ryobi Due to Laceration Hazard
Ryobi RTS20.
Credit: CPSC.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with One World Technologies, of Anderson, S.C., announced a voluntary recall of about 21,500 Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saws today.

Hazard: The saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company received one report of a consumer being hit by a piece of metal during the cutting operation. There was no report of a physical injury or property damage.

Description: This recall involves the RTS20 Ryobi ten-inch, portable table-saw. The table saw has a blue base and warning label with the model RTS20 and the Ryobi name printed on it and attached to the rear of the saw.

Ryobi RTS20 table saw.
Ryobi RTS20 table saw.
Credit: CPSC.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot retail outlets nationwide and Canada from July 2010 through October 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Ryobi immediately to receive a free inspection of their product and, if necessary, a free repair or replacement of their RTS20 Ryobi table-saw.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ryobitools.com.

Ryobi table saw label.
Ryobi table saw label.
Credit: CPSC.