About 800,000 Skill Circular Saws have been recalled. These saws are the red and gray color scheme. This saw was sold at many home centers nationwide. The one I have that is in the recall was purchased from ACE Hardware.

The full details of the Ryobi recall can be viewed at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07275.html

KS Woodwork

Skill Circular Saw

Release #07-275

Hazard: The trigger switch on the circular saw can be locked on or the switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This can cause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the saw staying on after the user released the trigger. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves Skil® brand circular saws with model numbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. The model number and date code are printed on the nameplate located on the front of the saw. The recall includes the following date codes:

28101 – 29231
38101 – 39231
48101 – 49231
58101 – 59231
68101 – 69231

No other models or date codes are included in this recall.

Sold at: Home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide from January 2002 through December 2006 for between $70 and $80