Bosch, Skil’s parent company, is recalling over 22,000 Skil-branded miter saws due to a faulty blade guard that can present a laceration hazard. During operation, the lower guard can fail and break off, and potentially contact the blade.
A faulty miter saw blade guard is an immense safety hazard, but luckily no incidents or injuries have been reported.
Affected by the recall are Skil 10-inch miter saws, model 3316, sold at Lowes and OC Tanner stores between January and April 2012. To find out if your saw is included in the recall, look at the name plate on the motor housing for date codes 111, 112, 201, 202, 203, or 204.
If your saw is included in the recall, contact Bosch or Skil for a free lower guard replacement kit.