Health Canada issues major recall on DeWalt saws after multiple injuries

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Health Canada has issued a recall on DeWalt 12-inch sliding compound mitre saws after receiving multiple reports of the saw causing laceration injuries in both Canada and the U.S.

If struck, the saw’s plastic rear guard assembly can break or shatter, exposing the blade and posing a laceration hazard, says Health Canada.

The saws are yellow with black accents and have a model number located on the saw’s nameplate. The affected saws include model numbers DHS790AB, DHS790AT2, DWS779, DWS780, DWS780LST, DWS780RST, and DWS780WS sold between April 2019 and May 2022.

Excluded from the recall are DeWalt 12-inch sliding compound mitre saws marked with a green dot on the carton near the UPC code or on the nameplate, as well as saws marked with a black dot on the arm adjacent to the rear guard.

Recalled Saw
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According to Health Canada, DeWalt sold 118,583 of the saws in Canada and 1,364,340 in the U.S. As of June 13, the company had received 571 incident reports of the rear guard assembly breaking or detaching, including one report of a laceration injury in Canada and eight reports of laceration injuries in the U.S.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corporation for a replacement rear guard assembly kit, or go to a DeWalt Service Center for a free repair,” said Health Canada.

For more information on the recall, consumers can contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada by telephone at 1-800-990-6421 or online at

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