DeWALT Recalls Nearly 1.4 Million Power Tools Due to Injury Risk



If you’re one of the millions of people who love DIY projects and have a ton of power tools, you’ll want to check out the latest DeWALT recall. The company recently began recalling nearly 1.4 million tools, primarily miter saws, due to the risk of injuries or lacerations.

Even taking proper safety precautions, several owners have reported being injured by a faulty or easily broken rear safety guard, which then exposes the blade or throws shrapnel that could cause damage.

The recall covers the DeWALT 12-inch sliding compound miter saw; reportedly more than 1.4 million were sold in the US and Canada. DeWALT has received 571 reports of this defect, including nine that resulted in injuries. Miter saws are a common tool sold at stores including Home Depot, Lowe’s, and several other hardware stores in the US and online. Affected models were sold from April 2019 to May 2022.

What models are part of the recall? As detailed here, owners can find the model number on a plate near the handle of DeWALT saws. If you own a miter saw with the model number DWS779, DWS780 or DHS790you’ll want to contact the company for further instructions.

Affected homeowners can contact DeWALT at 800-990-6421 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It is important to remember that with a recall, not all items will experience the problem. In fact, most will not. That said, it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially with power tools. DeWALT is sending customers a free repair kit or replacement safety shield. Some owners may need to take the tool to an authorized service center.

The company says it will try to contact all known buyers, but feel free to reach out if you have one of the above tools.

via LifeHacker