Porter Cable is in the process of recalling about 100,000 heavy duty woodworking routers in the USA, and another 7,800 routers in Canada. The affected routers have fixed bases with uninsulated handles that could pose an electric shock hazard.
No injuries have been reported. If you own one of the affected routers or router bases, unplug them and contact Porter Cable for a free replacement router base that has insulated handles.
- 7518 (5-speed router)
- 7519 (single-speed)
- 7519EC (single-speed)
- 22-7519-60 (single-speed, 220V)
- 75361 router base
The recalled routers were manufactured between 1990 and April 2014.
If you own one of these routers or bases, you can contact Porter Cable at 888-344-7973 or email@example.com.
Thanks to Robert for the tip!
Here’s a copy of the recall notice flyer from Porter Cable: