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Bosch Recalls SkilSaw Miter Saws

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Robert Bosch Tool Corporation of Mount Prospect, Ill., announced a voluntary recall of approximately 22,149 Miter Saws.

Hazard: The lower guard can break and contact the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard to users.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

Description: The recalled product is the SkilSaw® 10-inch compound miter saw, with model number 3316 and date codes 111, 112, 201, 202, 203 or 204. The model number and date code are on the lower right side of the name plate located on the motor housing. The SkilSaw logo appears at the top of the upper blade guard and on the dust collection bag.

Sold at: Lowe's Home Centers nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the miter saw and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for a free lower guard replacement kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 727-6109 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.skiltools.com.

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