The miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard
This recall involves DeWALT Models DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790 Miter Saws.
The 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 name plate
- For the DHS790 model, the date code is marked on the outside of the plastic yellow housing adjacent to the batteries
- Only saws without a green dot on the name plate or a black dot on the arm of the saw are included in this recall
Name of Product: DeWALT 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saws
Recall Date: August 4, 2022
Recall Number: 22-196
Hazard: 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.
Sold At: Lowe’s stores, The Home Depot and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from April 2019 through May 2022 for between $600 and $820.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled miter saws 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.
Units: About 1,364,000 (In addition, about 118,600 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Directions and Contact
What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled miter saws 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.
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