Models 5606B, 5806B, 5740NB. Recall applies to stock manufactured since 1996 and therefore applies to all serial numbers of these models.
What are the defects?
It is possible that the inner saw blade guard can be improperly jammed in the fully retracted position, and subsequently expose the user to the rotating blade.
What are the hazards?
What should consumers do?
Owners should cease using these models immediately and contact Makita Australia on 1300 361 690 between 8.00am and 6.00pm EST to arrange modification by the nearest Makita Service Agent at no charge.
Makita (Australia) Pty Ltd
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