Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bandsaws Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Shock Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

September 8, 2009
Alert #09-768

Bandsaws Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Shock Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bandsaws

Units: About 500

Importer: Grizzly Industrial, of Bellingham, Wash.

Hazard: Some of the recalled bandsaws do not have a grounding wire installed, which poses an electric shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the G0640X 17-inch metal/wood bandsaw with an inverter motor. The product’s model number (G0640X) is printed on the front of the machine.

Sold at: Grizzly’s showrooms, catalog and Web site, and Amazon.com from February 2008 through July 2009 for about $1,600.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bandsaws immediately until the repair kit is installed. The firm is sending repair kits directly to consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Grizzly Industrial at (800) 523-4777 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.grizzly.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx


Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

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