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Penn State Industries recalls woodworking jaw chuck systems

The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off

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Penn State Industries of Philadelphia, Pa., is recalling about 1,000 quick change jaw chuck systems.

The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard.

The firm has received seven reports of the jaw loosening or ejecting from the chuck. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Penn State Industries CSCBARR5 quick change jaw chuck systems used with woodworking lathes.

The recalled jaw chuck systems are made of steel, are silver in color and measure about 3.875 inches in diameter.

“PSI Woodworking Products” and product number “CSCBARR5” are printed on the side of the chuck.

The jaw chuck systems, manufactured in China, were sold at Blackwater River Tools, Klingspor Woodworking, L&R Collectables, Long Island Woodworking Supply, Penn State Industries, Sumner Woodworking Store, The Woodwork Shop, Woodturningz , Woodworkers Emporium and other stores nationwide and online at and other websites from March 2017, through August 2018, for between $180 and $250.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jaw chuck systems and contact Penn State Industries to receive a full refund of the purchase price.

Consumers may contact Penn State Industries at (800) 377-7297 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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