Approximately 22,149 units of the SkilSaw Miter Saw are being recalled due to the potential for serious injuries due to a defect. Reportedly, the lower guard can break and contact the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard to users. The recalled model number is 3316, with 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 product at issue was sold in Lowe’s Home Centers nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.
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