Product Recalls

Craftsman table saw recalled for injury hazards

Roger Yu
Craftsman Portable Table Saws made by Rexon recalled due to laceration and impact injury hazards; sold exclusively at Sears.
Source: CPSC

A Craftsman table saw model, sold exclusively by Sears Holdings, has been recalled for injury hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The 10-inch portable saw — Craftsman model number 137.415030 — comes with a black metal foldable stand that "can collapse unexpectedly, posing laceration and impact injury hazards to the operator," the agency said. About 46,000 units are being recalled.

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Sears "has received 11 reports of the table saw collapsing, including nine reports of injuries to fingers and hands, including broken bones, lacerations, a shoulder strain, and a partial fingernail amputation," the CPSC said.

"The safety of our members and customers is our highest priority and we continuously monitor and test our products with our manufacturing partners to ensure that we meet the high expectations we hold for our brands," Sears said in a statement. "Based on that testing process, the manufacturer identified a potential concern and chose to voluntarily recall the product in conjunction with the CPSC."

The saw was manufactured by Rexon Industrial Corp. of Taiwan. "Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saws and contact Rexon for a free replacement stand," the agency said. Rexon's customer service phone number is 866-934-6360.

Rexon couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

After owning the Craftsman brand for decades, Sears, based in Hoffman Estates, Ill., agreed in January to sell it to Stanley Black & Decker for about $900 million.