WASHINGTON, July 2 Stanley Black & Decker Inc
is recalling about 108,000 Porter-Cable routers because
the power tool's uninsulated handles pose a risk of electrical
shock, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on
The recall by Porter-Cable, a Black & Decker unit based in
Towson, Maryland, involves four production routers and one
production router base, the commission said in a statement.
About 100,000 routers, which are used to cut grooves in
metal or wood, are being pulled in the United States along with
about 7,800 in Canada, it said.
The side handles are uninsulated and could be a risk for
electrical shock. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The Mexican-made routers were sold at equipment suppliers
from 1990 to April 2014 at prices ranging from $85 to $690,
depending on the model, the statement said.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)