Health Canada has recalled DeWalt's 12-inch sliding compound mitre saws due to a laceration hazard.

According to the recall notice, the rear guard assembly can break or detach and expose the saw blade. As a result, one person in Canada has already been injured and the company has received 571 incident reports of the rear guard assembly breaking or detaching.

Anyone who purchased one of the affected products between April 2019 and May 2022 is being asked to stop using them immediately and contact Stanley Black & Decker Canada Corporation for a replacement rear guard assembly kit or go to a DeWalt Service Centre for a free repair.

For more information, you can call Stanley Black & Decker Canada at 1-800-990-6421 or go to their website.