One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, voluntarily recalled a Ridgid 10" table saw, model R4511. The table saw's arbor shaft can fail when used with a stacked dado set, which can be ejected from the saw, posing a potential laceration hazard to consumers.
One World Technologies has received three reports of shafts failing when used with a stacked dado set. No injuries have been reported. About 3,000 saws are involved in the recall.
The recalled saws have manufacturing date codes between CD0829 and CD0837. The model number and manufacturing date code are located on a metal plate on the rear of the cabinet. Products with an "Arbor Inspected" sticker directly above the plate or an orange square on the outside of the package are not included in the recall. The saws were sold exclusively at The Home Depot nationwide from January through July for about $600.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled table saw and contact One World Technologies to schedule a free on-site repair. For additional information, contact One World Technologies at 866-539-1710 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Friday or visit www.ridgid.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2009 issue.