Makita Australia has issued an URGENT recall notice on their 5057KB Metal Cutting Saw
See below for the text directly from Makita Australia;
December 18, 2019
Dear Valued Customer
RE: 5057KB PRODUCT RECALL LETTER TO STORES REQUESTING WEBSITE LISTING
In September 2016, Makita initiated a product recall for a limited batch of 5057KB Circular Saws supplied out of Makita warehouses between April 2015 and September 2016.
As the 5057KB Circular Saw is a specialised product, we have experienced a lower than expected completion rate of the affected products being handed in for remediation.
Due to this low completion rate, the ACCC has directed Makita to request all retailers who received the affected products to place a notice of the product recall on their websites. In addition, Makita will also be advertising the recall through online media platforms.
As a retailer who received affected product, your Makita representative will be visiting your business to provide all relevant information on the recall to be placed on your website, as well as laminated notices to be placed where the replacement blades are located in-store.
Makita has been directed to request that this recall notice and information is placed on your website for 6 months.
Link to Recall Notice: https://www.makita.com.au/service-support/recall-general-information#circular-saw
The ACCC has directed Makita to forward on the details of any retailers and stores that do not comply with this request.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however, due to the potential risk to customer health and safety, all efforts must be made through all available channels to ensure all affected customers are aware of the product recall.
Makita (Australia) Pty Ltd
National Service Manager