Porter-Cable Router Recall [US & Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Router Recall [US & Canada]Porter-Cable recalls over 100,000 Fixed-Base Production Routers due to electrical shock hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/zJguJ; HCSC: http://ht.ly/zJhUP

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Porter-Cable-Fixed-Base-Production-Routers-Recalled/

Direct Canada link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40297r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves four (4) Porter-Cable 3-1/4 Horsepower, Electric, Fixed-Base Production Routers and one Production Router Base.

The recalled Routers are approximately 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The top of the Router motor is black plastic and has the on/off switch for the device. The Router Base is painted gray and has two side handles, an adjuster ring on the top and a clamp screw on the rear. The side handles on the base of recalled Routers have no insulation. The Porter-Cable name and logo are on the front of the base. The recalled Router and Router Base were manufactured from 1990 to April 2014. The following Router models are being recalled:

  • Porter-Cable Production Router; model number: 7518; speed/feature: 5-speed
  • Porter-Cable Production Router; model number: 7519; speed/feature: 1-speed
  • Porter-Cable Production Router; model number: 7519EC; speed/feature: 1-speed/has an extended chuck
  • Porter-Cable Production Router; model number: 22-7519-60; speed/feature: 1-speed/ uses 220-volt power source

The Router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format.

The Router Base is model number 75361 and is also sold separately. The model number is located on the side of the base opposite the Porter-Cable label.

According to the CPSC, the Router Base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard. The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.

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.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).


CPSC recall number: 14-221
HCSC ID number: RA-40297
Recalls Direct RIN: 3858-2014
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