On August 4, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that DeWalt has recalled various saw models due to laceration injuries.
DeWalt recalled nearly 1.4 million Miter saws sold at Lowe’s Stores, Home Depot, hardware stores nationwide, and online including Amazon.com and Lowes.com between April 2019 through May 2022. The recall includes DeWalt models DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790 Miter Saws. The saws have a yellow body with black accents and the DeWalt Logo and the model number is printed on the saw’s nameplate. Only saws without a green dot on the nameplate or a black dot on the arm of the saw are included in this recall.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall alert, the miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders and a laceration hazard to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade. DeWalt has received 571 reports of the rear safety guard assembly or components breaking or detaching, including nine (9) reports of laceration injuries.
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