What's the Problem?
This recall affects DeWALT Models DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790 Miter Saws, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission .
"The miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders and a laceration hazard to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade," CPSC said. "DeWALT has received 571 reports of the rear safety guard assembly or components breaking or detaching, including nine reports of laceration injuries."
Affected saws have a yellow body with black accents and the DeWALT logo. The model number is printed on the saw’s nameplate. Only saws with date codes 2019 04 through 2022 04 are affected. For the DWS779 and DWS780 models, the date codes are marked on the black plastic motor end cap adjacent to the nameplate. For the DHS790 model, the date code is marked on the outside of the plastic yellow housing adjacent to the batteries.
The recalled DeWALT miter saws were sold online and at Lowe’s stores, The Home Depot, and hardware stores nationwide from April 2019 through May 2022 for between $600 and $820.
If you purchased a DeWALT miter saw that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact DeWALT for details on how to receive a free repair kit or to take their saw to a DeWALT service center for a free repair. DeWALT is directly contacting all known purchasers.
This recall began on August 4, 2022. The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 22-196.
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