Latest Product Recalls: Circular Saws, Candles, Electric Blankets

August 17, 2007

Toys made in China are not the only products facing scrutiny. The following product recalls have been announced:

• About 811,000 Skil brand circular saws with various date codes, manufactured in the U.S. by Robert Bosch Tool Corp., because the saw may continue to operate when it’s in the locked position and the user releases the trigger. In addition when the safety switch is on, the product can still be used, which poses a risk.

The company has received five reports of the saw staying on after the user released the trigger. No injuries have been reported. The recalled circular saws were sold nationwide. They have model numbers 5650, 5700, 5750 and 5755. Consumers should contact the company for a free repair. Details: by phone at 866-761-5572; by Web or

• About 24,000 gold pine cone candle sets, manufactured in Hong Kong and imported by Giftco Inc., because the paint on the candles can catch on fire. The company has received one report of a candle igniting in this manner, but the damage was contained to just the candle. Details: by Web at

• About 37,100 Classic Beautyrest electric warming throw blankets, manufactured in China and imported by International Home Fashions Inc., because the blankets can overheat if bunched, folded or tucked, posing a risk of smoldering, melting, fires or burns. The company has received 38 reports of overheating, including at least 15 reports of fires and four reports of burns. Details: by phone at 800-905-0799; by Web at or

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