|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|September 8, 2009
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.Units:
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