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Safety Alert

Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Fixed-base routers and router bases

Hazard: The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Porter-Cable toll-free at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email support.portercable@sbdinc.com , or online at www.portercable.com, click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls, then select 2014 for more information.

Units: About 100,000 in the United States and about 7,800 in Canada

Description: This recall includes Sony's VAIO Flip PC laptops with model number (product name) SVF11N13CXS. The computers were sold in three colors silver, black and pink. They have a Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion battery and a folding touch screen that measures about 11.6 inches diagonally and a backlit keyboard. The VAIO logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge. The model and serial numbers are printed on a black label with white lettering on the underside of the screen. To locate the label, consumers should open the computer, move the switch from the lock to the release position and flip the display.

Model Number Speed/Feature
7518 5-speed
7519 1-speed
7519EC 1-speed/has an extended chuck
22-7519-60 1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source

The router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format.

The router base is model number 75361 and is also sold separately. The model number is located on the side of the base opposite the Porter-Cable label.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled routers and router bases, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base with insulation on the handles.

Sold at: Major industrial equipment suppliers and woodworker suppliers nationwide from 1990 to April 2014 for about $85 to $690 depending on the model.

Manufacturer: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba Porter-Cable, Towson, Md.

Importer/Distributor: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., dba Porter-Cable, Towson, Md.

Manufactured in: Mexico