The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Irwin Tools on a voluntary
recall of their Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack. The blister packs contain one
10-inch trim and finish saw blade with 60 teeth (60T) and two 10-inch
general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth (40T). The blades are stacked
offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has
the words “Irwin” and “Classic Series” on the front top left corner and
“3 Circular Saw Blades” on the front lower left corner. Model number
“ICSLD3PK” is located on the front top right corner. But here’s the thing: this isn’t really a consumer-centric recall. It’s more of one that (in our opinion) should be targeted to retailers. I mean, if you bought the pack, you’re probably already opened it up and are using the blades.
You see, the issue is that the saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard. So, basically, there’s nothing wrong with the product… just the packaging. So if you’re already using these blades, you’re good to go. But, if you want to, for example, give the package you have to your dear old father-in-law, then you may want to tape it up… or contact Irwin for a free storage container. But seriously, just tape it up.
We have to admit – this is one of the weirdest recalls we’ve ever seen. In either case, here are the details:
- Name of Product: Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack
- Units: About 55,260
- Manufacturer: Irwin Industrial Tool Company, Huntersville, N.C.
- Incidents/Injuries: Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries were reported.
- Retailers: Lowe’s stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Irwin to receive a free
storage container for the saw blades. Consumers should not disturb any
saw blades that remain in the packaging but should store the saw blades
in the packaging in a safe and secure location until the container
arrives, then immediately transfer the saw blades to the container and
discard the original packaging.
For additional information, contact Irwin at (800)
464-7946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s website at
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission