Miter Saws Recalled Due to Injury and Laceration Hazards

There have been 571 reports of injuries to do the defect, including nine lacerations.    August 15, 2022

By Greg Zimmerman, senior contributing editor

DeWALT is recalling nearly 1.4 million 12-inch compound sliding miter saws due to a specific issue that can cause severe laceration and other injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice, the rear safety guard on the saw can detach or break, which can cause material to strike the user and nearby bystanders. Also, the guard detaching poses a laceration risk if the user comes into contact with the moving saw blade. 

The recall is for DeWALT models DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790. Facility managers should immediately stop using the saw and contact DeWALT at its recall page to arrange for a repair.  

There have been 571 reports of injuries due to the detached rear safety guard. That includes nine reports of laceration injuries. 

The saws being recalled were purchased between April 2019 and May 2022.  

Greg Zimmerman is senior contributing editor for FacilitiesNet.com and Building Operating Management magazine. 


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