If a table saw from Home Depot was on Dad's Christmas list this year, make sure it is not being recalled.
One World Technologies is recalling its Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saws, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, because the blade could misalign and cause laceration hazards. Approximately 21,500 units are affected by the recall, which was announced Tuesday.
"This recall involves the RTS20 Ryobi ten-inch, portable table-saw. The table saw has a blue base and warning label with the model RTS20 and the Ryobi name printed on it and attached to the rear of the saw," according to the CPSC news release.
One person has reported being struck by a piece of metal while using the saw, however the injury is not believed to be related to the misaligned blade.
The saws were sold at Home Depot retail outlets for about $200 in the U.S. and Canada between July 2010 and October 2010, according to news reports.
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney, I urge consumers to check their table saws and return them if they own this recalled product. The saws could be extremely dangerous and cause personal injury to those who use it. I urge consumers to contact Ryobi to receive a complimentary inspection. If necessary, a free repair or replacement Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saw will be provided.