Porter-Cable router recalled over shock risk

Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Router

Stanley Black & Decker is recalling certain Porter-Cable routers after discovering that uninsulated handles present an electrical shock risk.

The fixed-based routers and router bases have not been responsible for any reported injuries or incidents so far, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Affected models include four 3 1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-based production routers and one production router base. They are about 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide, and they include a black plastic top and a painted gray base with two side handles. The routers and base were manufactured and sold between 1990 and April 2014, with model numbers 7518, 7519, 7519EC and 22-7519-60. The base is model number 75361.

Consumers are being asked to immediately stop use, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement.

The recall affects about 100,000 units in the United States and 7,800 in Canada.

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