The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Ryobi Tools, today announced a voluntary recall of the Ryobi RTS20 Portable Table Saw. The saw blade on the motor bracket may be misaligned, creating a cut hazard. The company received a report that a consumer was struck by a piece of metal during the cutting process. There were no reports of personal injury or property damage. Consumers should stop using table saws immediately unless instructed otherwise. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
- Product Name: Ryobi RTS20 Portable Table Saw
- Unit: about 21,500
- Dealer : One World Technologies of Anderson, South Carolina
- HAZARD : Blade on motor carriage may be misaligned, creating a cut hazard.
- Incident/Injury : The company received a report that a consumer was struck by a piece of metal during a cutting operation. There were no reports of personal injury or property damage.
- Description : This recall involves the Ryobi 10-inch Portable Table Saw RTS20. The table saw has a blue base and warning label with model RTS20 and the Ryobi name printed on it and affixed to the rear of the table saw.
- Available exclusively at Home Depot retailers nationwide and in Canada from July 2010 to October 2010 for approximately $200.
- Made in : China
- Remedy : Consumers should contact Ryobi immediately to have their product inspected and, if necessary, repair or replace their Ryobi Ryobi table saw at no charge.
For more information, please contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET, or visit www.ryobitools.com.
The CPSC remains interested in receiving reports of incidents or injuries directly related to this product recall or involving a different hazard of the same product. Please visit https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx and tell them about the incident.
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Clint De Boer
When he's not playing with the latest power tool, Clint DeBoer enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader—especially the Bible. He loves Jesus, has a degree in recording engineering, and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.
Clint's career spans nearly the entire spectrum of audio and video production. After graduating top of his class with an Associate Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working in 1994 at the renowned Soundelux Studios, one of the largest post-production houses specializing in feature film and television audio. Clint has worked on countless feature films, honing his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the ever-expanding field of video editing as a senior AVID video editor for three years.
Clint DeBoer has worked extensively with clients including Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, as well as film and video editing, color correction and digital video and MPEG compression. He also holds several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video) and is ISF Level II certified.
After founding the publishing company CD Media, Inc. in 1996, he went on to help launch or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (where he was editor-in-chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews, followed by OPE Reviews in 2017 with a focus on landscape and outdoor power equipment. He also leads the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes innovative tools and accessories across industries.
The success of what is now the industry's largest power tool review is a credit to God and his wonderful staff, and Clint DeBoer hopes to see the company continue to grow as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews rigorously reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help users stay abreast of the best and newest products in the industry. Targeting everyone from construction industry professionals and tradespeople to serious DIYers, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and learn which tools and products can help them stay ahead of their game .