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Don Wurscher
06-29-2006, 9:03 PM
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2006
Release #06-201

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 940-3126
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Safety Alert: Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today a public safety notice for
the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using the
products immediately and contact the firm for free caution labels and an
instruction manual insert.

Name of Product: Porter-Cable Cordless Brad Nailer

Units: About 25,000

Manufacturer: Porter-Cable, of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The nailer can eject a nail while the switch is in the "off"
position if the trigger is pulled and it is placed on a surface. This
can pose a serious injury to consumers or bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Porter-Cable has received two reports of injuries,
including puncture wounds to the leg and back requiring surgical removal
of the nail.

Description and Models: The nailer is used to drive nails into wood.
Model number BN200V12 is located on the name plate on the magazine of
the unit. "Porter+Cable" is printed on the nailer's motor housing.

Sold at: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from September
2001 through December 2005 for between $230 and $280.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the nailer immediately and contact
Porter-Cable to receive free caution labels and an instruction manual
insert.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Porter-Cable toll-free at
(800) 940-3126 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.Porter-cable.com

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06201.html

Allen Bookout
06-29-2006, 9:10 PM
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the nailer immediately and contact
Porter-Cable to receive free caution labels and an instruction manual
insert.

Wow! That is a great fix. A warning lable.

Lee DeRaud
06-29-2006, 9:13 PM
Wow! That is a great fix. A warning lable.I hope the wording on it says:
"Hey, stupid! Don't pull the trigger if you don't want a nail to come out!"

Allen Bookout
06-29-2006, 9:41 PM
To me this is just really wild. The instructions indicate that the tool is too dangerous to use as is, so stop using it. But it will be perfectly fine after you get the safety label.

If I didn't know better I would think that this is a government solution. Oh, now that I look closer I see that it is. Must be an election year.

Matt Meiser
06-29-2006, 9:46 PM
I heard they used the same label author as the coffee mug I got yesterday. Complete with instructions for use.

Lee DeRaud
06-29-2006, 10:04 PM
I heard they used the same label author as the coffee mug I got yesterday. Complete with instructions for use.I saw one like that...with the label on the bottom of the mug.

John Cavanaugh
07-16-2006, 12:47 AM
Geez. I have this nailer and the title of the message got me all concerned. Love the remedy, a label. Haha.

I wonder how many people actually contact them to get their "free" label & instruction manual insert.

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John C

David Rose
07-16-2006, 1:18 AM
What does the label and insert say? "Don't point this gun at anything you don't want to shoot?"

David