Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

April 06, 2006 11:30 ET

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Jig Saw

NORTHBROOK, IL--(CCNMatthews - April 06, 2006) - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers that the Professional Woodworker Jig Saw does not meet UL safety requirements and may pose a hazard to users. This product has not been evaluated for safety by UL and bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada.

Units: Unknown quantity

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: Unknown


On the Product:

The jig saw is brown in color and has two labels. One label identifies the product as "Professional Woodworker." The other label contains a counterfeit UL Mark and the jig saw's following specifications:

120V- 60 Hz, 3.8A Strokes: 0-3100/min
LISTED, 95GA, E210256, Made in China.

On the Packaging:

The front of the packaging is marked "Professional Woodworker" with a counterfeit UL Mark. The bottom of the sleeve is marked "Stock No. JS34DLX/02732, Manufactured in China."

To view a picture of product, go to: www.ul.com/media/newsrel/nr040606.html.

Hazard: This product has features that present potential fire and shock hazards.

What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 19,000 types of products annually, and more than 19 billion UL Marks appear on products each year. Worldwide, UL's family of companies and its network of service providers include 58 laboratories, and testing and certification facilities.

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