This popular Grizzly table saw has been recalled after reports of a defect that caused a broken nose and lacerations. America’s DIY enthusiasts love their power tools, and among the most popular among them is a table saw. Unfortunately, table saws also are among the most dangerous, sending some 40,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year. Of these, upward of 4,000 table saw injuries result in amputations, leaving scores of victims disfigured and unable to work.
Now, an admitted defect in one popular table saw brand has prompted a recall of nearly 1,200 units. Made by Bellingham, Washington’s Grizzly Industrial, Inc., the Grizzly 10-inch hybrid table saw features a motor pulley that can come loose and hit the saw blade, causing the blade teeth to break into dozens of flying metal fragments, posing a risk of laceration or impact injury to users. Thus far, the company has received two reports of malfunction incidents, including one in which a 46 year-old man suffered a broken nose and multiple cuts.
Affected units are marked with the model number G0771 and serial numbers between TS2014060001 and TS2014111244 or a date code between 06/2014 and 11/2014 and were sold in the company’s store showrooms, online at www.grizzly.com, in catalogs and in woodworking trade magazines from January 2015 through May 2015 for about $625. Look for the Grizzly logo, “G0771,” the serial number and the date code printed on the side of the table saw’s enclosed white metal base.
If you own one of the recalled table saws and have not suffered an injury, return your saw to Grizzly for a full refund, a free repair or a free motor pulley kit that you can install yourself. However if you have suffered a table saw-related injury caused by the recalled product or any other brand, get medical treatment and contact Jacksonville’s Harrell and Harrell at 800-251-1111 to speak with an experienced product liability attorney today.