Bosch Tools Recalls Over 20,000 SkilSaw Miter Saws

Bosch miter saw recalledThese SkilSaw compound miter saws are being recalled because the lower guard can break. Image: CPSC

Bosch has recalled its SkilSaw Model 3316 compound miter saws due to a laceration hazard.

Bosch Tool Corp., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled model 3316 SkilSaw compound miter saws because the lower guard that protects users from the moving blade can break.
 
The defective saws were sold nationwide at Lowe’s Home Centers from January 2012 to April 2012.
 
There have been no reports of incidents or injuries.
 
Anyone who currently owns a SkilSaw 10-inch compound miter saw should check the SkilSaw logo nameplate for model number 3316 plus one of the following date codes: 111, 112, 201, 202, 203, or 204. 

The nameplate can be found on two separate parts on each unit. The first appears at the top of the upper blade guard, and the second on the dust collection bag.
 
Consumers who own a recalled SkilSaw miter saw should immediately stop using the tool and contact the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for a free lower guard replacement kit.
 
For additional details, visit the CPSC or contact the manufacturer toll-free at (888) 727-6109 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.