Harbor Freight Tools is recalling about 7,175 replacement lower blade guards for 12-inch Chicago Electric Miter Saw due to injury hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled replacement lower blade guards do not sufficiently cover the saw blade and can break when making a cut, posing an injury hazard to the user.
This recall involves replacement lower blade guards sold for Chicago Electric Power Tools brand 12-inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saws bearing item number 61970 and serial numbers less than 370331936. The saw’s item number and serial number are printed on the bottom of the saw’s warning label. The recalled lower blade guards are made of clear polycarbonate and gray polycarbonate with the words “Chicago Electric” stamped into the gray area. There is no serial number for the replacement guard.
Only replacement guards, purchased during or after August 2019, are part of this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled replacement lower blade guards and contact Harbor Freight for a free lower guard assembly kit and installation instructions. Harbor Freight is contacting all known purchasers.
The company has received one report of the recalled replacement lower blade guard breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The replacement blades were sold at Harbor Freight Tools’ parts service department from August 2019 through September 2022 for between $10 and $30.
Consumers can contact Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at https://images.harborfreight.com/hftweb/recalls/15610%Replacement%Guard%Notice.pdf or www.harborfreight.com and click on “Recall & Safety” for more information.