Black & Decker U.S., Inc. of Towson, MD, doing business as Porter-Cable, is recalling about 100,000 fixed based power routers and router bases manufactured in Mexico.
According to the company, the router base handles attached to the unit are not insulated, thereby posing a risk of electric shock to users. In a recall notice issued Porter-Cable and posted on the website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been no reports of incidents or injuries related to the routers.
The recalled routers were sold through major industrial equipment suppliers and woodworker suppliers nationwide from 1990 until April 2014 for about $85 to $690, depending on the specific model.
This recall also includes approximately 7800 router units sold in Canada.