Tooltechnic Systems (AUST) Pty Ltd — Festool Kapex KS 88 and Kapex KS 120 Mitre Saws
What are the defects?
Some saws have been manufactured with electrical resistors and varistors that can be damaged by fluctuating voltages while connected to mains electricity. These damaged components can then become hot or start to smoulder if they continue to experience fluctuating voltage. This could also result in the saw catching fire.
What are the hazards?
Injury to the user may occur due to melted or smouldering parts or fire. Property damage could also occur.
What should consumers do?
The Kapex KS 88 and KS 120 mitre saws should be disconnected from the mains power when not in use.
Owners of potentially affected mitre saws should unplug their saw from the mains power and check whether their saw is affected by entering their saw's part number and serial number in the online search form at https://www.festool.com/campaigns/microsites/retrofit-au#KAPEXretrofit
Owners of affected saws should contact Festool via www.festool.com/retrofit or Tooltechnic by phone on 1300 063 900 to register their details for free modification of the saw to make them safe. People who no longer own a Festool KS 120 or KS 88 mitre saw should contact Tooltechnic to provide contact details of the new owner of the saw.
Further information is available by visiting https://www.festool.com/retrofit and selecting 'Australia'.
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- 31 December 2007 - 30 November 2010
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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.