RECALL DEWALT MITER SAWS INJURY AND LACERATION HAZARDS 1.4 MILLION SOLD AUGUST 4, 2022
RECALL: Dewalt Miter Saw Model Numbers: DWS779, DWS780 and DHS790 The saws have a yellow body with black accents and the DEWALT logo. The model number is printed on the saw’s nameplate. Only saws with date codes 2019 04 through 2022 04 are affected. Saws with a green dot on the name plate rating label or a black dot on the arm of the saw are already inspected and not affected. If your saw does not have a date code or you cannot locate it, please contact us.
The miter saw has two safety issues. The rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders. Secondly, it is a laceration hazard to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade.
About 1,364,000 were sold in the U.S. and about 118,600 were sold in Canada.
ACTION: You should immediately stop using the recalled miter saws and contact DeWALT for details on how to receive a free repair kit. The special RECALL website and toll-free number is below. Or you can take your saw to a DeWALT service center for a free repair. DeWALT is directly contacting all known purchasers.