Makita U.S.A. of La Mirada, Calif., is recalling about 450 circular saws.
The lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
This recall involves the Makita 5057KB 7-1/4” circular saw with dust collector. The model number and serial number are located on the black nameplate under the name “Makita.” The saw’s housing is a blue-green color and “Makita” is printed on the dust cover.
The serial number ranges included in this recall are: 12638-12737, 12978-13027, 13208-13257, 133322-13351, 13376-134505, 13578-13627, 13568-13707 and 13900-13979.
The saws, manufactured in Japan, were sold at Tools Plus and other industrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including www.Amazon.com from March 2016, through September 2016, for about $400.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair.
Consumers may contact Makita U.S.A. at 800-462-5482 from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.makitatools.com for more information.