Porter-Cable has recalled over 100,000 routers in the 3-1/4 H.P. family

We’ve just learned that Porter-Cable has determined that because the handles on the 3 H.P fixed based routers are not insulated, a user could be shocked. Clearly, this represents a serious potential hazard which has prompted Porter Cable to issue this recall.

The following models are affected by this recall:

7518 5-speed

7519 1-speed

7519 EC 1-speed/has an extended chuck

22 7519-60 1-speed/uses 220-volt power source

How to resolve: 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. Porter-Cable can be contacted toll-free at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; by email at support.portercable@sbdinc.com , or online at www.portercable.com. On the website you will need to click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls (at the very bottom of the page), then select 2014 for more information Porter Cable Recalls 3-1/4 H.P. Routers Porter Cable Recalls 3-1/4 H.P. Routers Courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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