Hitachi—C8FB2/C10FCB/C10FS/C12FA/C7FS Mitre Saws

PRA number

2007/9193

Published date

Product description

C8FB2 mitre saw sold in all Australian states and territories between April 1996 and February 2007. C10FCB mitre saw sold in all Australian states and territories between June 2001 and May 2005. C10FS mitre saw sold in all Australian states and territories between August 1994 and June 2003. C12FA mitre saw sold in all Australian states and territories between December 1989 and December 2001. C7FS mitre saw sold in all Australian states and territories between June 1997 and March 1998.

What are the defects?

When the saw head is in its fully upright position, the self adjusting guard of the product does not completely enclose the lower portion of the blade unprotected by the fixed guard. In the event of improper or incorrect use by an operator, the current blade guard configuration does not provide optimum protection from the exposed portion of the blade.

What are the hazards?

Injury

What should consumers do?

Any owners should contact Hitachi Power Tools Australia's Customer Service Centre (phone no. 1800 100 600) to make arrangements for the fitting of a modification to the blade guard or other remedial action as appropriate for the model concerned.

Supplier

Hitachi Power Tools Australia Pty Limited

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product category