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Product Safety Recall

Makita 185mm Dustless Circular Saw
Model: 5057KB

In the interest of user safety, Makita NZ Ltd is undertaking a voluntary safety recall of Makita Circular Saw model 5057KB for replacement of Saw Base.

Defect: Saw Base and Blade Cover interference when cutting at 45° angle.

Hazard: When the Saw Base is adjusted to approximately 45° tilt, the Blade Cover does not open fully and if it is forced open the Blade Cover may become stuck in its open position. No injury has been reported but the exposed blade poses a laceration hazard and risk of injury.

What to do: Check the model and serial number of your saw (see the illustration).
If the model and serial number of your saw are within the affected range — stop using the saw immediately. Take your saw into the store you bought it from or to a nearest Makita Authorised Service Agent. Makita NZ Ltd will arrange free of charge modification.
Affected range of serial numbers:
from 12541 to 13979
from 13992 to 14049

5057KB info

New Zealand Importer / Distributor:
Makita (New Zealand) Ltd
46 Westpoint Drive,
New Zealand

Contact details:
phone: 0800-MAKITA or 0800-625-482