DeWALT is recalling about 1,364,000 12-inch Sliding Compound miter saws in the United States and about 118,600 in Canada.
The miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury risk due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders and a laceration risk to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade.
DeWALT has received 571 reports of the rear safety guard assembly or components breaking or detaching, including nine reports of laceration injuries.
This recall involves DeWALT Models DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790 miter saws.
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. For the DWS779 and DWS780 models, the date codes are marked on the black plastic motor end cap adjacent to the name plate. For the DHS790 model, the date code is marked on the outside of the plastic yellow housing adjacent to the batteries.
Only saws without a green dot on the name plate or a black dot on the arm of the saw are included in this recall.
The saws were sold at Lowe’s stores, The Home Depot, and hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com, and other websites from April 2019 through May 2022. The cost was between $600 and $820.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled miter saws and contact DeWALT for details on how to receive a free repair kit or to take their saw to a DeWALT service center for a free repair, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Commission advise. DeWALT is directly contacting all known purchasers.
For more information, call DeWALT at 800-990-6421 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit https://www.dewalt.com/miter-saw-recall or at www.dewalt.com and click on Support then “Safety Notices and Recalls.”